OC Loop updates

Discussion in 'Trail Advocacy' started by OTHRider, Sep 30, 2016.

  1. OTHRider

    OTHRider Member

    Name:
    Duke
    Current Bike:
    '14 Giant TCX SLR2 Cross Bike
    Last night I attended a small, but very well executed meeting to update the progress on the OC Loop

    http://octa.net/Bike/The-OC-Loop/

    In particular, the meeting discussed the final proposals for the three unfinished segments from Brea through Yorba Linda and connecting to SART.

    http://ocparks.com/about/projects/oc_loop

    The private-public speakers were loaded with detailed posters, overlays, samples of Class I proposed trails and definitely were looking for riders input. My interests lie in the Brea Tracks segment tie in. Right now I can get over to Chino Hills with very little road riding. It will be nice to have the same option to cruise over to SART.

    Two of the segments are Class II and III rated and would be easy to complete with signage and sharrow road paintings. Segment D is supposed to use an existing dirt path along side a rain culvert. The issue on this one is that some bridge pilings are blocking the trail minimum width. Hopefully, the City of Yorba Linda will help out with some $ during the bridge improvements (they made it sound like this is already in the works).

    I was impressed with the proposed signage to make the Loop more official and not just another bike path. They are also pushing for a "Hawk Beacon" (High-Intensity Activated crossWalK beacon) at major crossings. Quite a few cities use the system and it appears to be an attention-getter for the "I drive & talk on my cell" crowd. http://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/provencountermeasures/fhwa_sa_12_012.cfm

    The meeting was done within an hour & I arrived home to a happy puppy and a cold, Pineapple Sculpin.
     
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  2. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    OC loop will be a good workout route when completed but I already have a 75-mile loop. :)
     
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  3. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Would be great to see! Someday Redlands, San Bernardino, and Norco may also complete their segments of the SART!
     
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  4. Grassblade23

    Grassblade23 Member

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Iron Horse Quantum/Chumba XCL
  5. Grassblade23

    Grassblade23 Member

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Iron Horse Quantum/Chumba XCL
    Meeting's tonight, hope to see some of you there.
     
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  6. jaime

    jaime Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Corona, ca
    Name:
    jaime
    Current Bike:
    '15 Giant reign advanced 1
    Wow, I took a nap (11/08) before going to work and a week already passed by..... @Grassblade23
     
  7. Grassblade23

    Grassblade23 Member

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Iron Horse Quantum/Chumba XCL
    Well, I boneheaded that one.
     
  8. Grassblade23

    Grassblade23 Member

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Iron Horse Quantum/Chumba XCL
    I found it interesting that at last night's meeting, one of the residents would prefer bicycle traffic go through someone else's front yard than over a wall and down a grade from his back yard.
     
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  9. OTHRider

    OTHRider Member

    Name:
    Duke
    Current Bike:
    '14 Giant TCX SLR2 Cross Bike
    I contacted one of the presenters from an earlier meeting and was told it would be the same meeting, just in another neighborhood, so I stayed home with my puppy.

    Hmmm, sounds like a heavy-set fellow, brags about being a teacher of thousands, has lived right behind the path for 20+ years but had NO idea it was part of a big loop, kinda lispy (not saying anything wrong with that), otherwise the ultimate NIMBY, gadfly who takes up WAY TOO MUCH valuable meeting time with his monotonous stories.........

    .......of course, I could be wrong.
     
  10. Grassblade23

    Grassblade23 Member

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Iron Horse Quantum/Chumba XCL
    Yeah this seemed to be more of a "This is what we are planning to do, if you want to complain about it do it now." meeting.

    This was definitely a NIMBY blowhard who seemed to think the trail was a new thing. He expressed his concern about the litter and nuisance that cyclists/trail users generate, but he doesn't seem to be aware that his precious gully already has litter and graffiti. I bet consistent traffic though Carbon Creek would make that back 40 a safer area, but he didn't see it that way.