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Honolulu Road Diet

Melinda Clarke Executive Director Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce 3516 N Verdugo Road Glendale, CA 91208  (818) 249-7171 www.montrosechamber.org
Melinda Clarke Executive Director Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce 3516 N Verdugo Road Glendale, CA 91208 (818) 249-7171 www.montrosechamber.org

As you may or may not know, the Glendale City Council recently approved the test-case conversion of Honolulu Avenue from four travel lanes to three travel lanes (“road diet”) between Orangedale Avenue and approximately Whiting Woods Road.     What does this mean for you? Do you have questions or concerns about the Honolulu Road Diet? Then please attend the community outreach meeting on April 26 at 7 p.m. at the Sparr Heights Community Center, 1613 Glencoe Way. The public meeting is to make sure the community knows about the planned “road diet” in Montrose and what to expect. City officials are encouraging cyclists, residents, property owners and anyone else who has questions to attend. This is your opportunity to speak up and speak out about your concerns. Don’t miss it. There was a community outreach meeting last night.

This test-case conversion will include the installation of a designated bicycle lane in each direction. The “road diet” is to test the viability of dedicated bike lanes on Honolulu Avenue. The City Council ordered the test case in an effort to provide a baseline for how road diets work. Glendale’s Draft Bicycle Transportation Plan includes a more bike-friendly approach and this test will determine if others can be installed in more areas of the city. The lane reconfigurations are planned to last nine to 12 months.

If you would like more detailed information about the “road diet” please log onto www.honoluluroaddiet.com, contact the Chamber office at mvcc@montrosechamber.org or call us at (818) 249-7171.

Great news! Our special membership offer has been extended to the end of the year! For only $99 you can become a member or renew an outdated membership.  Becoming a member ensures your business listing in our 2012-13 directory and a listing in our online digital directory. The directory is a great resource that is used by many people in the community.

Upcoming Events
Community Art Show today, Thursday, March 29 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Whites Art, Framing and Restoration Gallery, 2412 Honolulu Ave. celebrating the San Gabriel Mountains.

“Spring Indulgence” April Business Mixer on Wednesday, April 4 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Spa Pura, 2270 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose. Drinks and food provided along with great raffle prizes.

Underage Drinking: What Every Parent Needs To Know on Monday, April 2 at 6:30 p.m. A two-part presentation on underage drinking will begin with a repertoire of short plays written and performed by our local youth followed by several high school debate teams discussing various underage drinking issues including what is the best prevention solution to help curb underage drinking in our community. It takes place at the Center for Spiritual Living, 4845 Dunsmore Ave. in La Crescenta.

Golf Classic and Scholarship Fundraiser is on Thursday, May 3 from noon to 4 p.m. at Verdugo Hills Golf Course, 6433 La Tuna Canyon Road in Tujunga.

Taste Of Montrose on Sunday, May 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. along Honolulu Avenue. The Taste of Montrose is a wonderful opportunity to get a small “taste” of the many fine participating Montrose restaurants.

Verdugo Mountains 10k Trail Run and Hike on Sunday, May 6 starting at Brand Park. Log onto www.runtheverdugos.com for more information.

12th Annual Foothills Relay For Life on May 12 and May 13 at Clark Magnet High School, 4747 New York Ave, La Crescenta.

Artwalk on Saturday, May 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the 2300 and 2400 blocks of Honolulu Avenue. Artists will be on hand to display their work and music will be filling the air.

Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 28 at 8 a.m. at the Vietnam War Memorial on the northwest corner of Honolulu and Ocean View.