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October 7 Edition

Members of the Orange County Bicycle Coalition contact city staff members almost every day in an effort to improve bicycling and other active transportation throughout Orange County. Here are some recent examples:

  1. During the month of September OCBC contacted local city staff members more than 50 times with suggestions and concerns about bicycle issues.
  2. The OCBC considered a request to provide a letter of support for creation of a new Orange County Active Transportation Plan.
  3. Posted a graph with a summary of California active transportation laws.

Please support Orange County Bicycle Coalition’s mission “To promote bicycling as an everyday means of transportation and recreation”.

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Summary of California Active Transportation Laws

It seems that California has at least ten laws for every type of active transportation. There are three classifications for e-bikes alone!

We can help you make sense of it all with a graphical summary of these laws. Click on the image below to download a printable PDF format chart.

Summary - SmallFor up-to-the-minute news from the Orange County Bicycle Coalition, please visit our Facebook page.

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

Email Governor Newsom NOW!

SB-127, The Complete Streets Bill, will require Caltrans to add features such as protected bike lanes when it repairs or repaves local streets. The bill has passed both houses of the state legislature. Now it awaits Governor Newsom’s signature, and Caltrans is asking for a veto.

Please call Governor Newsom’s office at 916-445-2841 or Send an Email asking him to sign SB-172, The Complete Streets Bill.

Making the call or sending an email will only take one or two minutes, and SB-127 will improve bike safety on PCH, Beach Blvd, Newport Blvd, Whittier Blvd, Ortega Hwy, Imperial Hwy, Laguna Cyn Rd, Carbon Cyn Rd and more.

We’re Working For You!

August 12 Edition

Here’s an update on some recent OCBC activities:

  1. Notified CalTrans about a dangerous drainage grate under the El Toro undercrossing of the I-5 freeway. One picture (below) shows what happened to a rider’s wheel when the rider was trapped in the grate. The other photo illustrates the hazard. CalTrans has replaced the grate.
  2. Notified the City of Los Alamitos of a hazard on the bridge along Coyote Creek that is near Los Alamitos High School. The handrail was missing, exposing brackets that could have injured someone. The city has repaired the handrail.
Bicycle wheel ruined by unsafe drainage grate

Bicycle wheel ruined by unsafe drainage grate

Bike wheel in drainage grate

This is what can happen when there is an unsafe drainage grate in the road.

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