Car-free festival in the 626

San Gabriel Valley residents got to be part of the 626 Golden Streets Festival on Sunday, a chance to actively appreciate South Pasadena, Alhambra and San Gabriel, car-free.

People walk, bike, skate and scoot along five miles of open streets, connecting the three cities. "It's just nice to able to look people in the eye and actually interact with your neighbors and not be behind glass and metal, so it's a fun thing," says Stewart Davenport who just moved to South Pasadena with his family.

Participants could start and stop anywhere along the free, dog-friendly event route and enjoy whatever people are offering, like pop-up art, great food and live music and dance performances. The only rule, no motors!

"Every time you see something with bicycles, participate, because that will help clear our air and we contribute a little bit to protect the earth," says Ana Gonzalez whose daughter helped put on the event.

The next Golden Streets Festival in the 626 will be October 26th, connecting El Monte to South El Monte. Halloween costumes are encouraged!