South Pasadena officials and residents celebrated the grand opening of the Arroyo Seco Bicycle & Pedestrian Trail Saturday morning.
The trail provides a long-awaited bicycle link between downtown Los Angeles and the greater Pasadena area. It connects to two of Pasadena’s bicycle paths and is a short distance from access to the Arroyo Channel bicycle path in the City of Los Angeles.
The $1.8 million project was funded by grants from the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, the South Coast Air Quality Management District, the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Committee, Los Angeles Regional Parks & Open Space District, Proposition C local return funds, and the City of South Pasadena.
A ribbon cutting for the trail took place on the trail in the 1000 block of Lohman Lane near the Arroyo Seco Golf Course.
Among those on hand for the city were South Pasadena City Manager Stephanie DeWolfe, Mayor Dr. Richard Schneider, Mayor Pro Tem Marina Khubesrian, City Councilmember Michael Cacciotti and Councilmember Bob Joe.
Representing the office of State Assemblymember Chris Holden was District Director Catherine Del Rosario and representing 5th District Supervisor Kathryn Barger was Christian Daly.
Funding the project were the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, the South Coast Air Quality Management District, The Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Committee and the Los Angeles Regional Parks & Open Space District.
Members of the Bike San Gabriel Valley or Bike SGV were also on hand at the event.
DeWolfe and Schneider credited Cacciotti for being instrumental in the project by providing the leadership that brought together a successful partnership between all parties.