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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy Grant to Fund Bike Path in City

Assemblyman Holden and SoPas Council member Cacciotti Make it Happen


March 11, 2014


Assemblymember Chris Holden, a member of the Governing Board of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, announced on Thursday that the City of South Pasadena has been awarded a $410,000 grant from the SMMC to help fund the Arroyo Seco Bike Trail.

“I see this project as a great opportunity to connect people from various neighborhoods along the Arroyo Seco. The bike path will enhance trail accessibility for residents of South Pasadena, Pasadena and Los Angeles” explained Holden. “It’s a project first proposed by South Pasadena Councilmember Michael Cacciotti and we’ve been working closely with him and the city to make it a reality.”

The news is just what Cacciotti wanted to hear.

“The award of this nearly half-million dollar grant by the SMMC brings this project one step closer to providing a bicycle/pedestrian connection between the San Gabriel Valley and the city of Los Angeles along the historic Arroyo Seco,” he said. “For the first time in over half a century, bicyclists and hikers of all ages will soon have an accessible and safe path to recreate and enjoy the natural beauty and wildlife of the Arroyo Seco watershed, thanks, in no small measure, to the efforts of Assemblymember Chris Holden and his staff.”

The Arroyo Seco Trail will stretch from the intersection of Lohman Lane at Stoney Drive, heading southwest to the South Pasadena city limits. It will travel along the South Pasadena Woodland Nature Park, and the Golf Course, through the parking lots and along the tennis courts ending in Arroyo Park. The trail will have interpretative signage, bird houses, benches, water fountains with pet attachments, and other amenities.