Pasadena's Urban Investment Priorities

Pasadena's Mayor Bill Bogaard discusses 710 Freeway expansion, his vision for alternative transit, Pasadena's power company. and how to maintain a high quality of life.

Read Time: 1 minute

June 30, 2000, 6:00 AM PDT

By Chris Steins @urbaninsight

Pasadena has become a model for many communities of how to increase quality of life for residents. Whether through providing a good school system or a pleasant commercial environment the city of Pasadena seems to know how to address community concerns. The one thing that has eluded the City is how to mitigate growing disquiet revolving around the 710 Freeway extension. With the Pasadena City Council changing its historic pro-freeway stance and the recent findings that South Pasadena has the power to veto the freeway--the 710's future appears to be falling apart. Metro Investment Report interviews Pasadena's Mayor Bill Bogaard about his thoughts on the future of the freeway, his vision for alternative transit programs, and how Pasadena's power company may react to the open market.

Thanks to Chris Steins

Wednesday, June 28, 2000 in The Metro Investment Report

The  Rue Sainte-Catherine in Bordeaux is crowded with pedestrians in a lively European scene.

European Cities Act on Density

The sprawling mass of suburbia has been a disaster for the environment. But now smaller, denser cities herald a renaissance in city living.

November 20, 2022 - Wired Magazine

Victorian two-story buildings with retail shops in downtown Nashvile, Tennessee

Nashville Sets Downtown Parking Maximums

Nashville is the latest city to enact a substantive change to the parking requirements set by the city’s zoning code—doing away with parking minimums and setting parking maximums in the city’s Urban Zoning Overlay.

November 20, 2022 - The Tennessean

Musician playing guitar in front of outdoor seating and sidewalk vendors in Houston, Texas

Houston Development Aims to Create Hyper-Walkable, Micro-Living Neighborhood

The 17-acre Second Ward project has spurred both optimism for a more walkable city and concerns about displacement and gentrification.

November 21, 2022 - Houston Chronicle

Three Lyft electric scooters parked on a sidewalk in West Los Angeles

Lyft Pulls Micromobility From Los Angeles Area

The company will no longer provide shared bikes and scooters in the L.A. region, citing a ‘lack of longterm commitment’ from cities.

November 25 - Santa Monica Daily Press

View of Duwamish River with Seattle and Mount Rainier in background

King County Water Treatment Station Set to Open

The facility is part of a plan to protect the Duwamish River from polluted runoff from overflowing sewer pipes.

November 25 - The Center Square

View of Houston buildings over White Oak Bayou

Proposed Park Yet Another Hurdle for Houston Interstate Expansion

The Interstate 45 widening project, halted by a federal order and opposed by many local officials and organizations, could hit a new snag if White Oak Bayou becomes a city park.

November 25 - Axios

Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Planning for Universal Design

Learn the tools for implementing Universal Design in planning regulations.