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Sights from a special Sunday stroll

Thousands of pedestrians from cities neighboring Claremont took to the streets Sunday morning and into the early evening hours in recognition of the 626 Golden Streets Heart of the Foothills event. The yearly experience, organized by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and ActiveSGV, closes artery streets in San Dimas, La Verne, Claremont, and Pomona to vehicle traffic in order to allow foot traffic to pass. Street closures were in effect Sunday from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. on First Street in the Claremont Village, along Arrow Highway from Fulton Road to College Avenue, and a section of College running between Arrow and First.


A cyclist flexes his forearm for the Courier along Arrow Highway among his friends during an open streets event Sunday. Courier photo/Andrew Alonzo


A skateboarder leads a sea of pedestrians east down Arrow Highway shortly after Claremont police allowed foot traffic to pass at the Indian Hill Boulevard intersection on Sunday as part of the 626 Golden Streets Heart of the Foothills event. Courier photo/Andrew Alonzo

A sea of participants ranging from cyclists, walkers, joggers, hoverboard enthusiasts, families and four-legged furry friends, and many more, flooded streets. Photos seen are from the Courier’s light Sunday stroll about Arrow Highway.

Each city also had special hubs set up where community members could rehydrate and indulge in food, games, and family activities. In Claremont, the weekly farmers and artisan’s market and Sustainable Claremont’s Earth Day celebration acted as the city’s inviting hub. For more details about this year’s event, visit or


David Leatherwood rides his bike both lively and carefully west along Arrow Highway during the 626 Golden Streets Heart of the Foothills open streets event Sunday. Courier photo/Andrew Alonzo


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