Horace Dobbins

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Dobbins in an automobile, early 1900s

Horace Dobbins (1868–1962) was Mayor of Pasadena, California, United States in 1900-1901.


Horace Dobbins was known for building the California Cycleway from Pasadena to Los Angeles.[1] Horace Dobbins had the exclusive idea of incorporating a bicycle tollway from the Green Hotel in Pasadena to Los Angeles. This idea was brought to mind on 23 August 1897. Unfortunately, the innovation came to a halt once the invention of the automobile had come around. Although the Cycleway stopped being used, it was transformed into what is now the Arroyo Seco/Pasadena Freeway.[2]


  1. ^ Erdman, Anna. "Mystery History Solved". Pasadena P.I.O. Blog. Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "The Dobbins Veloway". The Arroyo Seco Bikeway. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 

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