La Verne Receives State Approval for Revised Set of Active Transportation Projects

In 2015, La Verne received grant approval for the “Bicycle Gap Closure Project”  which included improvements throughout the city.  A major component of the project was a Class 1 bike path along Arrow Highway next to the current railroad tracks.  However, as a result of the Gold Line extension, the City was informed there would not be sufficient right away for both the Gold Line tracks and the proposed bike path.  As a result, the City was required to modify the original proposal, and seek pre-approval of an alternative plan.  In October the State approved the City’s revised list of projects allowing the City to move forward.

 While the list of projects does not include every street/improvement needed in La Verne, it does include many streets considered priorities by bicyclists.  Once implemented, La Verne will have significant improvements on key routes, and will then be in a better position to add the additional recommendations expected from the Active Transportation Plan currently in development.  The approved revised project lists includes:

  • Bike lanes on Bonita
  • Bike lanes on Baseline
  • Bike lanes on White & Fruit (connecting to Baseline)
  • Bike Lanes on Puddingstone Drive
  • Bike lanes on Wheeler (from Baseline to Sidewalk Class 1)
  • Improvements to the Wheeler sidewalk Class 1
  • Signalized crossing of Wheeler for Marshall Canyon Trail
  • Upgrade select signals to recognize bicycles
  • Bike lockers at City Hall

    The city expects to have more information to share in early 2019.

3rd Quarter Active Transportation Report Card

In order to maintain awareness and track progress towards becoming a bike-friendly community,  the La Verne Bicycle Coalition publishes an Active Transportation Report Card quarterly.

In the 3rd quarter, the City demonstrated improvement in a new area.  Working with Bike SGV, the City is tentatively planning to jointly offer bicycling skills classes in the future.



Tour de Murals - Community Bike ride

Community Bike Ride - Tour de Murals

La Verne Historical Society and La Verne Bicycle Coalition are co-sponsoring a tour of La Verne’s historical murals and art by bicycle.  The ride will be very casual and family friendly, visiting some of the known and less known murals within La Verne’s historic core. After the ride, you are encouraged to enjoy lunch at one of the many great places to eat in La Verne’s old town. s

When:  November 17, 9:00 - 12:00
Where:  Meet at the corner park D & Bonita
Who:  The ride is very casual and appropriate for anyone

Facebook Event: Tour de Murals