Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Fullerton picked for testing bike-share program

In Orange County, OCTA officials are looking into a bike-sharing program that would allow commuters to rent bicycles near a bus or train station.
OC Register Article and slide show.

House Bill reverses decades of progress on bike/ped

House leadership is pressing to eliminate bicycling and walking in the Transportation bill:

  • Destroys Transportation Enhancements by making the program optional
  • Repeals the Safe Routes to School program, reversing years of progress in creating safe ways for kids to walk and ride bicycles to school
  • Allows states to build bridges without safe access for pedestrians and bicycles
  • Eliminates bicycle and pedestrian coordinators in state DOTs
  • Eliminates language that insures that rumble strips “do not adversely affect the safety or mobility of bicyclists, pedestrians or the disabled” 

Thursday, January 26, 2012

And in the Orange County Register........

San Clemente aims for ‘complete streets’

A goal of the city’s reworked General Plan is to put transportation options for bicyclists, pedestrians and cars on equal footing. (OC Register Article by Fred Swegles)

Saturday, January 21, 2012

San Clemente City Council adopts Complete Streets

Laguna Beach is ohh so NIMBY!

"San Clemente's Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan shall be fully integrated with the City's updated Circulation Element so as to comply with the letter and spirit of California's Complete Streets Law, thereby creating a balanced multimodal transportation system for all."