Monday, July 7, 2014

Important Announcements


- Sunday 20 July 8:00am Heisler Park, Laguna Beach
Come to the invocation and Memorial Bike Ride from Laguna to Newport Coast, in memory of Debra Deem and John Colvin

- Monday 7 July (today) 5:00pm Newport Beach Civic Center
Help draft the Bike and Pedestrian Master Plan Newport Beach
Meeting announcement at Bike Newport Beach here.
Details and draft of the plan on the Newport Beach City website here.


- Tuesday 15 July 5:30pm on the grass at Laguna Beach City Hall
Bring your bikes, strollers, skateboards, signs for a peaceful rally


Livable Streets Laguna
- Draws attention to Laguna's street danger in an interview here.
- View their open invitation and pubic letter here.

Canyon Alliance for Neighborhoods Defense Organization, CANDO
- Announces launch of their website, read their Mission Statement here.

Friday, July 4, 2014

They DID It, we uhh didn't

Pete van Nuys Brenda Miller & Pilot Foxy celebrate BPMP
San Clemente’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan, "approved along with the General Plan in February, provides a framework for future transportation plans within the city to include non-motorized traffic." The plan was recently honored by the Orange County American Planning Association and nominated for a statewide honor. Mayor Tim Brown formally accepted the award Tuesday.

"It was the culmination of years of work of residents and city staff to set the city on a path they believe is sustainable and embraces forms of transportation beyond cars." Read how San Clemente residents and city staff embraced a mobility plan beyond cars.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

TONIGHT! San Clemente Receives APA/OC Award for Bike and Pedestrian Plan

PLEASE ATTEND: Tues., July 1, 6 pm, San Clemente City Council will hear: 

1) PCH Class 1 design input (a dedicated bike-route on PCH) AND
2) Formal presentation of the American Planning Association/OC Award for Best Transportation Plan to our City Council, Planning Dept. and alternative transport advocate Brenda Miller. This is an historic event providing recognition as much for collaboration as it is for planning.

The award presentation will be the FIRST item on the agenda (about 6:15 be early).

Synopsis of the Class 1 and the annotated staff report:

Map to Council chambers, 100 Ave Presidio, 92672:


PIZZA after the meeting at Pizza Port, San Clemente.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Laguna Beach Injury Accidents 2011 and 2012

The Transportation Injury Mapping System (TIMS) catalogs transport collisions that result in serious injuries or fatalities. Each push-pin represents a collection of collisions that may be inspected individually (these are sample graphics, you must access the TIMS system to activate the push-pins and background information). A record of detailed information is stored with each collision.The 2012 records are incomplete, there are more injury accidents than those shown. Click to enlarge.

Vehicle Injury Collisions 2011
Vehicle Injury Collisions 2012 (partial)

There were 143 collisions recorded for 2011, 123 in 2012 (the records for 2012 are provisional and incomplete). The records for 2013 and 2014 are in process. The background information show vehicle collisions resulting in injury with pedestrians, cyclists, motorcycles even alcohol-related in tables.

143 Injury Accidents in 2011
123 Injury Accidents in 2012 (incomplete)

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Cyclist Killed Driver Released

Crew tows Prius that killed cyclist John Greg Colvin
Photo Credit: Orange County Register

No Arrests
No Warrants
No Citation

No Problem

Photo Credit: KTLA, Southern Counties News

"Have a Nice Day"

Story credit: Orange County Register, see story here.
Story credit: KTLA, see story here

Wednesday, June 18, 2014


Laguna Beach Police Department
505 Forest Avenue, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Paul Workman
Chief of Police
June 18, 2014
Fatality Accident Involving a Bicyclist
At 6:56 pm last evening, Laguna Beach Police and Fire Dispatchers began receiving several “911” calls from motorists who witnessed an accident on North Coast Highway at Emerald Bay.  Some callers reported the incident as being between a white Toyota Prius and a bicyclist.
The callers said the Prius fled the scene and was northbound on Coast Highway.  It was followed by another witness who called “911” and said the vehicle stopped in the El Morro Elementary School parking lot at 8681 North Coast Highway.  The 19 year old Laguna Beach male driver was detained by arriving officers and brought to the Laguna Beach Police Department to be interviewed.  
Prior to the accident, the Prius was traveling northbound in the number two lane of North Coast Highway in the Emerald Bay area.  The bicyclist was also traveling northbound on the right side of the roadway.  For an unknown reason, the Prius struck the bicyclist.   The rider of the bicycle received major injuries and was transported to Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach and then transferred to Western Medical Center in Santa Ana.  Tragically, 55 year old John Greg Colvin of Laguna Beach passed away at 11:32 pm from his injuries.
The accident is under investigation and the name of the 19 year old Prius driver is not being released at this time.  He was not arrested or cited last evening.  

For further information, please contact:  Captain Jason C. Kravetz at (949) 497-0307 or via email at or Sergeant Louise Callus at (949) 464-6671 or via mail at