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No Cars Allowed: Exclusive Photo and Video Highlights from 626 Golden Streets

  • A kid tries out a Mobo Cruiser at the Alhambra hub during the 626 Golden Streets Mission-to-Mission event. Photo by Phoenix Tso.

  • Families walk their bikes through the Alhambra hub during Sunday's 626 Golden Streets Mission-to-Mission event. Photo by Phoenix Tso.

  • People wait in line to try the rock climbing wall at the Alhambra hub during Sunday's 626 Golden Streets Mission-to-Mission event. Photo by Phoenix Tso.

  • Official spokesperson Gabe the Sasquatch kicks off 626 Golden Streets at the South Pasadena hub on Sunday morning. Photo by Phoenix Tso.

  • Alhambra City Councilmember Jeff Maloney welcomes cyclists and other participants during the 626 Golden Streets Mission-to-Mission kickoff at the South Pasadena hub on Sunday morning. Photo by Phoenix Tso.

  • 626 Golden Streets participants fill out the Alhambra Source's cycling survey at the Alhambra hub. Photo by Phoenix Tso.

  • 626 Golden Streets participants stop by the Alhambra Source booth at the Alhambra hub. Photo by Phoenix Tso.

  • Photo by Phoenix Tso.

  • Photo by Phoenix Tso.

  • Photo by Phoenix Tso.

  • The Alhambra's 626 Golden Streets booth featured a stationery bike that can blend smoothies. Photo by Phoenix Tso.

  • Urban planner James Rojas works with a participant in planning his ideal city landscape at the 626 Golden Streets Mission-to-Mission event. This activity is a regular part of Rojas' "Place It" workshop on inclusive urban planning. Photo by Phoenix Tso.


Alhambra , CA United States

An estimated 20,000 cyclists, pedestrians, skaters, and others came out for the 626 Golden Streets Mission-to-Mission event this past Sunday. Organized by Active SGV and funded by LA Metro, this was the second 626 Golden Streets, and was designed to promote active transportation in the San Gabriel Valley. The route began at the South Pasadena Mission Street Gold Line station and went through Alhambra’s Main Street and then ended at the San Gabriel Mission. Participants played carnival games, climbed a rock wall, tested electric bikes and cruisers, and took part in other activities at the South Pasadena, Alhambra and San Gabriel event hubs.

Check out our photo slideshow and video of the event, and let your voice be heard by taking our cycling/pedestrian traffic survey. You could win an Amazon gift-card!

Updated May 28, 2019 to reflect estimated number of event attendees.

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