Tuesday, August 19, 2014

City Council Agenda Items

The Laguna Beach City Council will consider two agenda bill Items 16 and 21 important to alternative transportation solutions for Laguna Beach.

Alignment #6 calls for paving this trail

The Council will consider the Moulton Meadows Trail project renamed the Top of the World Pedestrian Pathway. After completion in July 2015 students of TOW Elementary can choose to walk to school from Arch Beach Heights. For details read Agenda Item #16 on this agenda bill.

The city considered 6 trail alignments, the final alignment does not meet the original design goals identified by the city task force for proximity to private residences, privacy, grade (slope) and public easement.  It does minimize construction costs.  Here is the  city staff report with a drawing of final alignment #6.
Petition supporting MMT
This bill directs the city manager to write a letter to Caltrans asking for options to improve pedestrian safety on Coast Highway and Laguna Canyon Road. It also directs the city manager to investigate options for reducing speed limits near Thurston Intermediate and the High School.

Laguna Beach leads as the most dangerous city for cyclists and pedestrians in 107 cities across Orange County. In view of continuing injuries and fatalities on Laguna's streets these measures are welcome news for a city with this record.  -LS

Monday, July 7, 2014

Important Announcements


- Sunday 20 July 8:00am Heisler Park, Laguna Beach
Come to the invocation and Memorial Bike Ride from Laguna to Newport Coast, in memory of Debra Deem and John Colvin

- Monday 7 July (today) 5:00pm Newport Beach Civic Center
Help draft the Bike and Pedestrian Master Plan Newport Beach
Meeting announcement at Bike Newport Beach here.
Details and draft of the plan on the Newport Beach City website here.


- Tuesday 15 July 5:30pm on the grass at Laguna Beach City Hall
Bring your bikes, strollers, skateboards, signs for a peaceful rally


Livable Streets Laguna
- Draws attention to Laguna's street danger in an interview here.
- View their open invitation and pubic letter here.

Canyon Alliance for Neighborhoods Defense Organization, CANDO
- Announces launch of their website, read their Mission Statement here.

Friday, July 4, 2014

They DID It, we uhh didn't

Pete van Nuys Brenda Miller & Pilot Foxy celebrate BPMP
San Clemente’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan, "approved along with the General Plan in February, provides a framework for future transportation plans within the city to include non-motorized traffic." The plan was recently honored by the Orange County American Planning Association and nominated for a statewide honor. Mayor Tim Brown formally accepted the award Tuesday.

"It was the culmination of years of work of residents and city staff to set the city on a path they believe is sustainable and embraces forms of transportation beyond cars." Read how San Clemente residents and city staff embraced a mobility plan beyond cars.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

TONIGHT! San Clemente Receives APA/OC Award for Bike and Pedestrian Plan

PLEASE ATTEND: Tues., July 1, 6 pm, San Clemente City Council will hear: 

1) PCH Class 1 design input (a dedicated bike-route on PCH) AND
2) Formal presentation of the American Planning Association/OC Award for Best Transportation Plan to our City Council, Planning Dept. and alternative transport advocate Brenda Miller. This is an historic event providing recognition as much for collaboration as it is for planning.

The award presentation will be the FIRST item on the agenda (about 6:15 be early).

Synopsis of the Class 1 and the annotated staff report:

Map to Council chambers, 100 Ave Presidio, 92672: https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zE8oc7HgH7us.kNUX3U0_Le94


PIZZA after the meeting at Pizza Port, San Clemente.