What’s Coming in OC Regional Bikeways? How Can You Help?

Orange County Bikeways Map

Orange County is criss-crossed by about 1,000 miles of bikeways that can take you from Santa Ana to San Juan Capistrano, from Brea to the beach…just about anywhere you want to go.

You can get a map to view Orange County’s expansive bikeway network. If you’d like a printed copy of the map, simply come down to A Road Bike 4U and we will give you one or send a request for an OC Bikeways Guide to ShareTheRide@octa.net. Please include your name and mailing address in your request.

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Orange County Bicycle Information

There are three classes of commuter bikeways:

  • Class I – off-street paved bike paths
  • Class II – on-street striped and signed bicycle lanes
  • Class III – on-street shared-lane signed bicycle routes

Off-street paths are facilities on a separate right-of-way from roadways, and are usually shared by bicyclists and pedestrians. Shared paths are used for multiple purposes by many people with diverse experiences and levels of abilities.

Bicycle lanes are on-street facilities that use painted stripes and stencils to delineate the right of way assigned to bicyclists and motorists, and to provide for more predictable movements by each.

Bicycle routes are signed on-street facilities that accommodate vehicles and bicycles in the same travel lane. Bicycles are permitted on most roadways; however, for safety purposes, signed bicycle routes are often found on streets with lower speeds and traffic volumes.

We are going to see extensive additional bike paths, routes, and lanes added to the master plan in 2014.  But these plans did not come into being without community input, and future efforts need your involvement.  You can immediately get on a mailing list by going here:  http://www.octa.net/About/Join-Our-Mailing-List/   This will help you keep informed about meetings, bills, or other issues directly related to Orange County.

In addition, you can take a survey.  This helps the various agencies to be more aware of your riding habits and area concerns:   https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/D5bikesurvey

 

 

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