Don’t plan on driving this Sunday on the Arroyo Seco Parkway.
The stretch of the 110 Freeway that runs thru South Pasadena and Northeast Los Angeles will be occupied by pedestrians and bicyclists instead of cars. The unusual occasion is part of the celebration known as 626 Golden Streets ArroyoFest.
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Seven miles of roadway will be closed as part of the free celebration from 7 AM to 11 AM. The event is hosted by Active San Gabriel Valley and presented by Metro. The emphasis is to get people to explore on foot the neighborhoods of Lincoln Heights, Cypress Park, Highland Park, Hermon, South Pasadena and Pasadena.
The chosen route runs nearly parallel to the Metro A Line, allowing visitors to take public transit and get to the party from light rail stations. Children 4 and under can ride for free on the Metro, Metrolink and Foothill Transit, according to event organizers. to start at 7 a.m. in South Pasadena.
Live entertainment, vendors and restrooms will be featured along the route.
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