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North Hill Avenue Complete Street Project: Hill Avenue & Topeka Street, Hill Avenue & Elizabeth Street, and Hill Avenue between Topeka Street & Villa Street

North Hill Avenue is a minor arterial located in the north east part of the City of Pasadena. The speed limit of North Hill Avenue is 35 mph from Villa St to Washington Blvd and 30 mph from Washington Blvd to the north city limit. The ADT is approximately 16,800 south of Washington Blvd and 9,000 north of Washington Blvd. The purpose of the North Hill Avenue Complete Streets Project is to lower vehicular speeds, improve safety of pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists.

North Hill Avenue Project Community Meeting Presentation March 22, 2017
North Hill Avenue Before and After Renderings March 2017


Cordova Complete Street Project between Arroyo Parkway Road and Hill Street

The proposed project — from Arroyo Parkway to Hill Street – will convert the vehicular-oriented street to a complete street by removing two vehicular traffic lanes to accommodate for pedestrian and bicycle facilities. The proposed street configuration will consist of pedestrian curb extensions to shorten crossing times at all intersections, bike lanes in both directions, a painted median, and one lane of traffic in each direction.

Funding – Metro Call for Projects- Expected to execute a MOU with Metro by June 2015

Cordova Project Overview September 11, 2014
Sept 11 2014 Workshop Photos
Cordova Triple Bottom Line Summary


Linda Vista Complete Street Project on Lida Street from Knollwood Drive to Lancashire Place

This project provides for the narrowing of the roadway width of Lida Street to slow vehicles while retaining existing bike lanes. Lida Street is a minor arterial with a speed limit of 25 mph. Lida St. between Knollwood Dr. and Lancashire PI. was selected to be a part of the pilot project for the City’s new Complete Streets Program.

Raised Center Medians from Knollwood Drive to Lancashire Place

  • Create a more narrow travel way for vehicles; hence, reducing vehicular speeds.
  • Enhance neighborhood beauty & appeal
  • Increase driver awareness of adjacent residential neighborhood
  • Increase safety of bicyclists & pedestrians by lowering vehicular speeds

Funding – Not Funded- Project estimated cost $400,000
Project Schedule:

  • June 26, 2012 – Complete Streets overview
  • July 27, 2012 – Policy
  • September 13, 2012 – Planning
  • February 7, 2013 – Implementation
  • March 7, 2013 – Field Review Lida Street
  • May 22, 2013 – Presented 2 Alternatives at LVAA Meeting
  • August 23, 2013 – LVAA board meeting to select which alternative
  • November/December 2013 – Project to be placed in CIP

Figure 2 – Alternative 2_v2
Figure 4 – Alternative 2 Cross Section_v2
Figure 6 – Alternative 2 3D
Complete Streets: Policy to Pavement Meeting August 2, 2012


San Rafael Area Complete Street Project located south of Colorado Boulevard and west of Arroyo Boulevard. View Map

The Complete Streets process began in October 2013 by sending out a questionnaire/survey to obtain information from residents on their traffic related concerns. A working group was formed of San Rafael area residents and a kick-off meeting was held in November 2013 to discuss the Complete Streets Program and the results of the initial survey.

A follow-up meeting was help in February 2014 to update the working group on the status of the program and what traffic related issue had been addressed. Also during that meeting the working group was informed that a consultant was to be hired to address traffic calming alternatives for Avenue 64.

In September 2014 the consultant presented the alternatives to the working group for their comments. In November 2014 the working group will decide on a preferred alternative to present to the entire Avenue 64 community.

Project Schedule:

  • October 2013 – Mailed out 924 Surveys to City of Pasadena residents.
  • November 2013 – Kickoff meeting for San Rafael Complete Streets Working Group.
  • January 2014 – Conducted Traffic Counts, warrant studies, speed hump studies.
  • February 2014 – 2nd meeting with working group.
  • April 2014 – 3rd meeting with working group.
  • September 2014 – 4th meeting with working group.
  • November 2014- Future scheduled meeting with working group.

KOA Presentation for Avenue 64 for General Public


Regional and National Studies Projects

The City of Pasadena frequently coordinates with neighboring cities and county and state agencies on regional transportation studies and projects. Below are some studies and projects that are of interest to our community.
California High-Speed Rail Project
Caltrans Traffic Congestion Relief Program (TCRP)
Los Angeles County Bike-Transit Center Implementation Plan by Metro
Los Angeles County Long Range Transportation Plan 2001
Los Angeles County Congestion Management Program
SAFETEA-LU Legislation


In June 2010, Metro in coordination with Caltrans authorized moving forward with the environmental review phase and broadening the search for multimodal solutions for the SR-710 study area. LEARN MORE.


The Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority (Construction Authority) is an independent transportation planning, design and construction agency created in 1998 by the California State Legislature, SB 1847 . The agency was created to immediately resume design, contracting and construction of the Los Angeles to Pasadena Metro Gold Line (formerly the Pasadena Blue Line) which had been suspended by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) earlier that same year.

For more information:

Visit Metro’s Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority Website


The Regional Connector will connect the Metro Gold Line, Blue Line and Expo Line enabling passengers to travel from Montclair to Long Beach and from East Los Angeles to Santa Monica as a “one seat ride”.

For more information visit:

Metro’s Regional Connector Transit Corridor website


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Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Publications
SCAG Regional Transportation
Transportation Research Board (TRB) Publications
USDOT FHWA National Transportation Library
USDOT FHWA Intelligent Transportation System Library
University of California Transportation Center (UCTC)