|Alignment #6 calls for paving this trail|
The Council will consider the Moulton Meadows Trail project renamed the Top of the World Pedestrian Pathway. After completion in July 2015 students of TOW Elementary can choose to walk to school from Arch Beach Heights. For details read Agenda Item #16 on this agenda bill.
The city considered 6 trail alignments, the final alignment does not meet the original design goals identified by the city task force for proximity to private residences, privacy, grade (slope) and public easement. It does minimize construction costs. Here is the city staff report with a drawing of final alignment #6.
Laguna Beach leads as the most dangerous city for cyclists and pedestrians in 107 cities across Orange County. In view of continuing injuries and fatalities on Laguna's streets these measures are welcome news for a city with this record. -LS