Update 9/23/12: Not Much Change
Signs of change taking place:
OC Parks and the AVCA have agreed to install lodge pole fencing to provide a barrier between the trail and “parking lot”. Date unknown at this time.
Be aware of a change along the Aliso Creek Trail in Aliso Viejo. Although one of the safest cities in the OC, could that change with the new parking lot alongside the paved trail?
Specifically between Moulton and Awma, at Woodfield Park there is now parking allowed next to the paved trail as it makes its way next to the last baseball diamond by the Pacific Park overpass. Additionally, the dirt portion of the trail is now a single lane driveway to additional parking by the 3 main diamonds in the park. That’s the change.
Update (in italics):
Since there is signage, the parking is approved, our requests for comment from OC Parks who manages the trail is being referred to the appropriate department, and the City of Aliso Viejo advises that the park is owned and managed by the Aliso Viejo Community Association (AVCA), so any concerns should be directed towards the AVCA and not the City of Aliso Viejo.
Now that you are aware of the change, ride this portion of the trail with extra caution especially on game days, and expect car traffic where there was none before. Here’s the location:
We hope that the city maintains its cyclist safety record. That is the hope; here’s the pix: