Golden Streets

Golden Streets

Francisco Cardoso, Staff Writer

The Metro has opened up its new Foothill Gold Line extension that runs from Pasadena to Azusa. To celebrate the opening of the new extension, many cities will participate in the 626 Golden Streets, that will hold festivities all along Huntington Dr. on the 26 of June.

South Pasadena is the city leading this project, due to Michael Caccicoti, a South Pasadena City Council member, wanting to promote the new extension. South Pasadena will work in conjunction with San Marino, Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte, Irwindale, Azusa and Los Angeles County to make this event possible.

Each city will hold an activity hub, where the participants in the events will be able to enjoy performances, street art, and festivities all along the route. The focus of the event is to get out the word about the new Gold line extension and to highlight the communities where there will be stops. Everyone will be able to walk, run or bike on Huntington Drive, since all motorized traffic will be off the streets for 13.1 miles.

In addition, there will also be a race going on that will go through the event path. Anyone seventeen or under will be able to take part in the race for free. Prizes will be given out to the winners of three age classes and all participants will receive a free Metro Tap Card, which will enable them to go anywhere using Metro service for that day.

So make sure to go walk, run, or jog the streets of half a dozen cities to celebrate the opening of the new Metro line.

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