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J.O.S.T. Grand Opening Ride

Wanna ride to the Jeffrey Open Space Trail Grand Opening? It's this Saturday, Jan 10th at 10am. Meet at the Newport Beach Civic Center for an 8am departure. We'll ride mostly off-road, that's why we're celebrating the J.O.S.T. – it…

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OCTA Bikeways Workshop

Lots of leadership at the workshop

There were lots of suits at the workshop. One nice touch, Supervisor John Moorlach sat with the audience and lobbed several questions at the presenters.


Last night OCTA hosted a well-attended Bikeways Workshop. Alta Planning staff led the discussion of new proposed corridors, listed A through J, that cut north and south, east and west across Orange County Supervisorial Districts 1 & 2. I don’t think anyone left the meeting unimpressed.

(See the details and take the Bike Planning Survey.)

For all the great presentation though, much of the eventual work and the funding for it, will be up to the cities where these proposed routes traverse.

Some routes will take advantage of abandoned rail routes, others like Pacific Coast Hwy, Corridor C, will be optimized to accommodate bikes and cars. How so? The devil’s in the details, of course, and much of the discussion that tried to peel the onion was politely deflected as a future effort, whereas this night was to introduce the opportunities and solicit ‘big picture’ input.

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Bike Lane Markings from Arizona

How about this for a laid back biker? And is that a chef's hat he's wearing? You'd never guess where this easy going cyclist is located. On Scottsdale Road, one of the busiest arterial roadways in the entire Phoenix, AZ…

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