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#DamienTalksSGV 15 – Wes Reutimann and a Big Update on Bikes and Open Streets

This week, #DamienTalks with Wes Reutimann, the executive director of Bike SGV. The nearly 20 minute interview covers a wide range of topics, from the Union Street protected bikeways plan, to an update on the 626 to, of course, Pokémon Go.

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Union Street in Pasadena runs parallel to that city's more famous Colorado Avenue. The city decided not to put protected bike lanes on Colorado out of fear it would create problems during the world-famous Rose Parade. Now, opposition is rising to the lanes on the still much-used parallel street.

As for the 626, the super open streets event will finally hit the street in 2017, after a postponement caused by the wildfires in June. A date hasn't been announced yet, but there is hope for February. Keep your calendar open.

To listen to the interview, click below. If you have any story ideas for us going forward, please contact me at damien@streetsblog.org or on twitter @damientypes

#DamienTalks is supported by Foothill Transit, offering car-free travel throughout the San Gabriel Valley with connections to the new Gold Line Stations across the Foothills and Commuter Express lines traveling into the heart of Downtown L.A. To plan your trip, visit foothilltransit.org. “Foothill Transit. Going Good Places.”

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