Orange County officials presented a proposal to reduce travel lanes and add a parking-protected bike lane on a four-mile stretch of Hazard Avenue, which connects Garden Grove, Santa Ana, and Westminster.
The city of La Habra passed its first Bikeway Master Plan last year, is looking to pass its first Complete Streets Master Plan. It is being aided by a grant from St. Jude Medical Center, which recognizes the importance of street design on residents' health.
Santa Ana and Garden Grove want to extend the OC Streetcar and improve transit, but Anaheim and Fullerton oppose a streetcar option--and any project that would take away a general-use lane for transit.
"Connecting the Dots: A Discussion of the Structural Realities of Policy and Advocacy Efforts in Orange County," offers some solutions for overcoming barriers to nonprofits participating in and influencing policy discussions in the county.