FAQs

Open Streets is a single-day, non-profit, one-time grant funded event in collaboration with the City of Baldwin Park, the City of Irwindale and Los Angeles County Parks & Recreation Santa Fe Dam. Pride of the Valley Open Streets will be from 9:00AM – 2:00PM; street closures will begin at Maine Avenue & Ramona Boulevard and extend its route into the City of Irwindale through Olive Street and Azusa Canyon Road, crossing over Arrow Highway and entering into LA County Parks & Recreation Santa Fe Dam where the fun will continue. Streets will be opened for the community to walk, run, skate and bike whilst enjoying the performances of community groups, local performers, and health and wellness activities. Local vendors and businesses will also fill the path to this afternoon of fun. So bring your family and friends to this community event.

POTV Open Streets officially starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m.

We strongly encourage participants to take advantage of the Metro system which has a station only a few blocks from the event. www.metro.net/. Parking is available at the Baldwin Park Metro Station located at 3825 Downing Ave., Baldwin Park CA 91706 and Irwindale Metro Station located at 16017 Avenida Padilla, Irwindale CA 91702. The main entrance off of Arrow Hwy to the Los Angeles County Santa Fe Dam Recreational Park will be closed so parking will be available through an alternate entrance off of Irwindale Ave and 1st St. Follow detour signs for help. Parking is also available in any other open public parking spaces.

Months of planning and promoting through social media, school districts, community outreach, and direct contact with residents and businesses affected by the street closures.

Open streets temporarily closes streets to vehicle traffic and opens them for people to walk, bike, skate, dance, play, and more.

Traffic flows both ways, much like a traditional street. We ask that fast traffic keep to the left, and that riders pass on the left. There’s no start or end point, and no “right” place to join the route. All you need to do is pick your starting point, choose a direction, and join in on the fun!

Yes! POTV Open Streets utilizes the infrastructure of the cities of Baldwin Park, Irwindale and Los Angeles County of Parks and Recreation Santa Fe Dam so participants can enter or exit anywhere along the route, making use of city streets, ramps and sidewalks. Participants with mobility limitations are welcome to use motorized wheelchairs, scooters, pedal-assist bikes, and adaptive bicycles. While steep areas and congested areas are usually mandatory dismount zones, participants unable to dismount are not required to do so. Service animals are welcome.

Yes! Any form of people-powered transport is allowed at POTV Open Streets. Skateboards, rollerblades, skates – basically anything WITHOUT a motor.

Yes! POTV Open Streets is for everyone, especially children and families. There will be ample space for strollers along the route – simply stay to the right to avoid faster traffic.

Children under 18 on bikes, scooters, skateboards, rollerblades, skates and other wheeled-objects (or traveling in a seat on a parent’s bike) must wear a certified helmet according to California state law. Adults are also strongly urged to wear a helmet, though they are not legally required to.

The POTV Open Streets route will re-open to cars at approximately 4:30pm

POTV Open Streets covers Maine Avenue between Ramona Boulevard and Olive Street; Olive Street between Maine Ave and Azusa Canyon Road; Azusa Canyon Road between Olive and Arrow Highway; Santa Fe Dam entrance from Arrow Highway and Azusa Canyon Road (pedestrian right of way entrance only)

Routes vary in length due to many factors including geography, location of commercial corridors, and cost. We work to have a minimal negative impact on resident access as well. POTV Open Streets is not about distance but more about discovering our city in a different way, and taking our time to stop at new places. POTV Open Streets does not have specific minimum/maximum mileage requirements as part of our routes, and each route is decided based on location, city planning, transportation, and other key production elements. The goal of POTV Open Streets is to create vibrant public spaces, active transportation and good health through car-free streets.

The following are not permitted at POTV Open Streets due to city laws: Unauthorized solicitation, alcoholic beverages, narcotics or illegal drugs, bathing in pools or fountains, damage to property, feeding animals, firecrackers or explosives, firearms, fires, littering (including pet waste), public intoxication, unauthorized driving or parking, unauthorized vending, unleashed animals, and weapons.

You don’t need a bike to participate! At POTV Open Streets people run, walk dogs, rollerblade, picnic, dance, shop and more.

POTV Open Streets is open to all forms of people-powered, non-motorized transport. This does not include e-bikes, powered scooters or skateboards, or hoverboards. If you require a pedal assist bike due to a medical issue, you are welcome to ride that at POTV Open Streets. Please travel a safe speed and ensure that you follow the rules of the road.

POTV Open Streets encourages interested businesses and organizations to have a presence on the route. There are sponsorship options, group volunteer opportunities, and ways to set up a presence on the sidewalk. If you would like to participate as a vendor or a community group please contact the Recreation & Community Services Department at vcarbajal@baldwinpark.com or at (626) 813-5245, Ext. 312. You can also download a vendor application or sponsorship form online.

Open Streets events are produced in partnership with the City of Baldwin Park, City of Irwindale, Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation Santa Fe Dam, and Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

POTV Open Streets is funded by Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority through a competitive grant.

Open Streets initiatives temporarily close streets to automobile traffic and open them to cyclists, pedestrians and other modes of non-motorized transportation. Open Streets have quickly become one of the most innovative advancements in the livable cities movement. They are an increasingly common strategy in regions that are seeking innovative ways to encourage mode shift to sustainable modes of transportation, reduce traffic congestion, achieve economic and public health improvement.