Los Angeles County Public Works (Public Works) is collaborating with the Cities of Glendale and La Cañada Flintridge to develop the Foothill Boulevard Active Transportation Plan (Plan). The purpose of the Plan is to propose infrastructure recommendations along Foothill Boulevard to encourage active transportation use and create connectivity throughout the corridor. Foothill Boulevard is a major corridor in the region located in the Crescenta Valley near the Angeles National Forest. This Plan will evaluate approximately six miles of Foothill Boulevard from Lowell Avenue to Oak Grove Drive within the unincorporated community of La Crescenta-Montrose and the Cities of Glendale and La Cañada Flintridge.
Active transportation is the use of non-motorized ways of getting around such as walking, biking, skateboarding, etc. Increasing active transportation has proven positive results. These include positive health benefits such as strengthening muscles and maintaining a healthy weight. It also has environmental benefits such as reduced greenhouse gas emissions and improved air quality. Active transportation can also reduce transportation-related expenses such as fuel costs and parking fees.
According to the latest American Community Survey (ACS), nearly 80 percent of residents within the La Crescenta-Montrose community and Cities of Glendale and La Cañada Flintridge utilize single occupancy vehicles for transportation needs while only three percent of residents utilize active transportation. This Plan will enhance existing active transportation infrastructures that will create a robust sustainable transportation network.