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Location and Transportation

Getting around Arcadia is a breeze. There is one main freeway that bisects the northern part of town, the east-west 210 “Foothill” freeway, running along the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains.

The primary north-south streets are Santa Anita Avenue on the east and Baldwin Avenue on the west. The primary east-west streets are (starting north and working south) Foothill Boulevard, Huntington Drive, Duarte Road and Live Oak Avenue.

Signal lights on the busiest streets are electronically controlled by computer and overseen manually to adjust the light patterns to traffic demand.

Several streets include wide bike paths, such as the north-south El Monte Ave. in the middle of Arcadia.

The City also offers a small city Dial-A-Ride service called Arcadia Transit.

Gold Line Light Rail Train Service

Work on the 11.5-mile Gold Line Foothill Extension of the light rail line from Downtown L.A. is expected to be completed late this year and open for service in early 2016 to as far east as Azusa, with plans being developed to then extend the line to the county border and eventually the Ontario airport.

Arcadia is centrally located between the Ontario airport, the Burbank airport, and LAX. There are connections in town and nearby to the airports and other locations via Metro Bus, taxi or shuttles.

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