Streetsblog California contributor, covering news in Orange County.
Lynk Gibson, 7, grabbed a thick blue marker from a bin and started drawing onto a board with a footprint outline while his 4-year-old brother Nolan looked on at his side. Krystin Gibson, the boys’ mother, handed Nolan a marker and directed him where to draw. The boys gravitated toward a jenga set nearby, while staff […]
I dreaded writing this story. For four hours on August 20, Santa Ana opened its downtown streets for bicyclists and pedestrians. Yet it was more ghost town than open street. This is the first year Santa Ana’s Ciclovia was combined with its annual 5K. The last two years, the Ciclovia was called Sunday On Main […]
The OC Streetcar Project, the expected first of its kind in Orange County, was awarded $28 million last week as part of California’s Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program, which is funded by the state’s cap-and-trade program. The California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) administers the TIRCP, which seeks to reduce statewide greenhouse gas emissions through […]
As 16-year-old Alexandra Retana walked up to the podium during last week’s Anaheim City Council meeting’s public comment period, she took a breath to calm herself. It was her first time speaking to council. Dressed formally and perfectly groomed, she still felt nervous as she readied herself to speak. “It was scary because they are so […]
The City of Anaheim released its draft Bicycle Master Plan on August 1 and is looking for public feedback. The plan proposes to add 120 miles of additional bike facilities to the city, which would triple currently existing infrastructure. “We’re trying to make the most complete bike network,” said Jaime Lai, transit manager for Anaheim. […]