The new Golden Hills Road - A step forward or backward?

Across the region, Cities are actively seeking opportunities and funding to make their roads more accommodating/encouraging of Active Transportation. In a largely built environment, this often means updating older roads that were designed only with vehicles in mind, retrofitting them to better accommodate all users.  Building new roads are rare and present unique opportunity to build roads which accommodate all users, avoiding the mistakes of the past.

In light of this, it is especially disappointing to see new Golden Hills Road which recently opened, next to the older, original version of the road.  Arguably, the new version not only missed the opportunity to improve safety for non-vehicle users but is even more dangerous than the road it replaced.  On a road which has historically very high non-vehicle usage, functions as a connector into La Verne, and provides a much less intimidating alternative to the Baseline / Foothill interchange this is both tone deaf and inexcusable.  Is this really our best effort?

You can reach the City of San Dimas at
Att: Krishna Patel

2 thoughts on “The new Golden Hills Road - A step forward or backward?”

  1. This is a road that the Damien High School road & mountain biking team would love to use often as we use San Dimas Canyon a lot and this could become a connector to Mountain Springs Road. It would be nice if there was a bike lane on the route up at least as there is on parts of San Dimas Canyon.

    1. We encourage Damien to reach out to San Dimas and ask them to address any concerns. Ideally, there would have been a lane on the uphill, sharrows on the downhill, signage, and no raised dots (the equivalent of rumble strips) dots to throw cyclists traveling downhill.

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