Study Maps Alternatives for New San Gabriel Valley Transit InvestmentBy Kristopher Fortin | | No Comments
How should the SGV spend $635M in Measures M funds that had been set aside for the SGV L Line extension?
San Gabriel Valley Bike/Ped, Bus, and First-Last Mile Projects to Get $22 Million in 2022-2025By Kristopher Fortin | | No Comments
The San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments plans to award more than $22 million for active transportation, bus improvements, and first/last mile projects. Deadline to apply is October 18.
Eyes on the Street: Pomona Bikeways on Valley Boulevard and Kellogg DriveBy Kristopher Fortin | | No Comments
New protected bike lanes were recently installed on Kellogg Drive. Construction is underway on a protected bikeway on Valley Boulevard. Both serve Cal Poly Pomona.
Glendora Installs Temporary Protected Bike Lane and Crosswalk ImprovementsBy Kristopher Fortin | | No Comments
Glendora has just about wrapped up its planning efforts and is applying for funds to design and build the Glenora Avenue project.
SGV Connect Election Special: Prop 6, Prop 10 and Measure WBy Damien Newton and Kristopher Fortin | | No Comments
If you haven't voted yet, be sure to check out this week's edition of SGV Connect. Our usual co-hosts, Damien and Kris, are joined by Joe Linton and Estuardo Mazariegos to discuss Measure W and ballot Propositions 6 and 10.
Cognitive Dissonance : OCTA Hikes Fares for Buses, Awards $1.2 Billion for Freeway WideningBy Kristopher Fortin | | 3 Comments
In the next couple months, construction will begin on the widening of the I-405 between State Route 73 and the I-605. OCTA approved a contract at its November Board of Directors meeting for $1.2 billion to add two toll lanes and improve to entrances, exits and bridges. The total project cost is around $1.9 billion.
Voices from the Active Transportation Leadership ProgramBy Kristopher Fortin | | No Comments
Last week, I stopped by Garden Grove’s and Anaheim’s third Active Transportation Leadership Program workshops to meet some of the attendees. The third workshop invited staff from each city, from Orange County Transportation Authority, Southern California Association of Governments, and from Caltrans to present their sector’s work in forwarding active transportation initiatives. Though the presentations […]
Orange County Trains Active Transportation LeadersBy Kristopher Fortin | | 1 Comment
Funding transportation projects in California is a complex and arcane process involving many players, including state and federal agencies, regional planning authorities, and local cities and counties. It usually comes with strings attached, needing to fulfill requirements of state or federal legislation or of a local sales tax spending plan. A project can start with […]
Join Me in Supporting Streetsblog CaliforniaBy Kristopher Fortin | | No Comments
Orange County is a wasteland. A pit. A bleak, dangerous, humanity-free expanse of wide roads and highways full of speeding killing machines. On the other hand, it’s also a place where individuals are learning how to take control of their city’s destiny. It’s a beautiful place because resilient people there are trying to uplift each […]
Say Hello to Orange County’s First Green Bike LanesBy Kristopher Fortin | | 3 Comments
The City of Santa Ana has added painted bike lanes on four different streets throughout Santa Ana in the past two weeks. Prior, neither Santa Ana nor Orange County did not have one. The first green paint-an area of about 20 feet- that was applied to a lane on July 27 on a northbound portion […]
Active Transportation in Santa Ana: Q&A with Michele MartinezBy Kristopher Fortin | | No Comments
Michele Martinez, a City Council member for the City of Santa Ana, says she’s an avid cyclist, but she doesn’t ride on city roads. After being hit twice by automobiles while riding in Santa Ana, she would rather load her bike in her car and take it to the Santa Ana River trail than ride […]