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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]