OC Register Covers Active Transportation Efforts in Orange County
December 13, 2015 Leave a comment
The Orange County Register recently covered the efforts of our partners in Orange County to make it safer to walk and bike. In “Bike/Pedestrian Advocate Sees Changes Coming (12/11/15),”Brenda Miller, policy analyst for the Alliance for a Healthy Orange County (AHOC), discusses the recent Active Transportation Forum held on October 16 which attracted national speakers and local transportation executives, and included an early morning walk audit at an elementary school in Santa Ana. Brenda also cites statistics on walking and bicycling in the county and the return on investment from investing in active transportation.
In “OC Investing in Traffic Safety (12/13/15),”Santa Ana City Councilwoman Michele Martinez discusses how the City of Santa Ana, and Orange County as a whole, have been making strides to improve safety for people walking and biking, which includes receiving over $40 million in Active Transportation Program (ATP) funding for capital and non-infrastructure projects. The article also mentions the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) recently released draft of the 2016 Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS), which as our recent blog post mentioned, doubles the amount of investing in walking and bicycling over the next 25 years and includes a number of strategies to make the Southern California region a safer place to walk and bike.
Links to the two articles are below. Congratulations to our partners in Orange County for the press coverage!