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April 25, 2019 Edition

Here’s an update on some recent OCBC activities:

  1. OCBC contacted the City of Laguna Hills requesting signage at the intersection of northbound Avenida de Carlota at Los Alisos Blvd to indicate where bicyclist should stop to trigger a stop light change. OCBC also requested that the light stay green long enough for bicyclist to safely cross busy Los Alisos Blvd. Map of This Intersection. The city responded with a plan to install a “bike button” to change the traffic signal for bicyclists when requested.
  2. Thanked the City of Tustin for their commitment to OCBC to replace five drainage grates along Irvine Blvd that could catch bicycle wheels.
  3. OCBC recommended to the City of Lake Forest changes to the area of Cook’s Corner that are dangerous for bicyclist. Map of This Area
  4. Thanked the City of Irvine for filling in a valve cover in the middle of a street. It was a hazard to bicyclists.
  5. Attended an OC Parks Commission meeting to discuss the long-promised Class 1 trail through Peter’s Canyon Regional Park. Unfortunately, although regional parks are supposed to serve all Orange County residents, OC Parks Commission decided to relegate Peter’s Canyon to be a publicly funded private reserve for the neighbors of the park. This leaves a gaping hole in the Class 1 trail that was has been planned for decades to run from the Orange County mountains to the sea. OCBC is considering all options to revise plans for Peter’s Canyon Regional Park so the plans will serve all Orange County residents.
  6. OCBC contacted Orange County Public Works, Orange County Parks and the City of Tustin with serious concerns and objections to bicycle infrastructure plans meant to bypass the Peter’s Canyon Regional Park.

The Orange County Bicycle Coalition’s mission is “To promote bicycling as an everyday means of transportation and recreation”. Join the OCBC Today!

Santa Ana River Trail – Delays/Suggested Alternate Routes – May 3, 2015

Dear Santa Ana River Trail Users,

The OC Marathon is coming up on Sunday, May 3, 2015.  Approximately 1.5 miles of the marathon route takes place on the Santa Ana River Trail, on the east side of the trail between Segerstrom and Gisler.   Approximately 2,200 runners will be using the trail and we expect congestion and delays.

We have suggested detours listed below as well as a map showing the affected areas.  Affected times is approximately 5:30 am – 12:00 noon.

 

 

Santa Ana River Trail Suggested Detour
Sunday, May 3, 2015 5:30 am – 12:00 pm
Approximately 1.5 miles of The OC Marathon full marathon course takes place on the east side of the Santa Ana River Trail,  from Segerstrom to Gisler.Area to Avoid:
– We suggest avoiding the bikeway on the East side of the Santa Ana River Trail, between Segerstrom and Gisler, as the route will be very crowded.Suggested Routes:
We suggest all cyclists, buggies, pedestrians, etc to use the west side of the trail, which is a compacted dirt surface.
– Southbound  –  you can transfer to the west side of the trail at Segerstrom, and then transfer back to the east side at the footbride at Fairview Park.
– Northbound – head north on the east side until Victoria OR until the footbridge at Fairview Park (just south of Adams), where you can easily transfer to the west side.   Then continue on the west side of the trail until you reach Segerstrom, and you can transfer back over to the east side.

Please feel free to pass this along to other users you may know might need this information.

Thank you for your support! 


Kristin Llorente
OC Marathon Traffic/Community Coordinator

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Back Bay Drive Closure Update

The final roadway markings are being applied today and the roadway will be open for all users this weekend.

Installation of new signs and markers will begin Monday and is planned to be complete by Thursday. During this task, the vehicle gates will again be closed to prohibit vehicles, but cyclists and pedestrians will be allowed on the roadway. Upon completion of this task, the roadway will again be opened to all users.

NOTE: During this project, construction workers and equipment may be on the roadway. Users should use caution when entering into and traveling along Back Bay.

Please pass this information on to others that may be interested. If you desire more information, I can be reached at the email address or number below.

Have a great day!

Brad Sommers, PE
Senior Civil Engineer
Public Works Department
City of Newport Beach

bsommers@newportbeachca.gov
949-644-3326

Newport Beach – Back Bay Closure

Back Bay Drive Temporarily Closed for Maintenance 2/17-2/27
Closure Area from Shellmaker Road to Eastbluff Drive

The scenic portion of Back Bay Drive, from Shellmaker Road to Eastbluff Drive will be closed to all  users (pedestrians, cyclists, motorists) weekdays beginning Tuesday, February 17 until Friday, February 27 while the road is resurfaced, striped and new signage is installed. The roadway will reopen for the weekend.

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