Teaming Up for Cycling Safety

With its year-round great weather, miles of beaches and mountains and well-maintained streets, Orange County and bike riding fit together naturally. More people are choosing to ride as part of their daily commute and for recreation. And all of us... read more

Enjoy the San Clemente Beach Trail

Whether you bike, walk, or run along the San Clemente Beach Trail, you’re sure to enjoy the 2.3 miles of great scenery between North and Calafia beaches. Running Competitor magazine chose it as one of its running trails of the week, calling it a... read more

Bike Month Contest Winner Relies on His Bike and Public Transportation

Lon Hall parted ways with his last car nearly 40 years ago, saying adiós to his VW Bug when he moved to Mexico in 1978. By the time he moved back to the States, got a job, and bought a house in Irvine, the OCTA Bike Month contest winner had been... read more

OC Loop Moves Forward with New Funding

Over the past few years, OCTA and the County of Orange have collaborated with local agencies to advance the OC Loop, a vision of 66 miles of seamless connections that will allow people to bike, walk and connect to some of California’s most scenic... read more

OCTA Continues to Make Vanpooling Easier than Ever

Launched in 2007, OCTA’s Vanpool Program is a convenient transportation option that allows commuters and others to save time and money by pooling resources and traveling in a shared van. The Vanpool Program has grown steadily to include 508 active... read more

Annual OCTA Bike Rally Celebrates Biking to Work

Led by OCTA Chair Lori Donchak, about 40 cyclists joined OCTA officials and staff on May 12 for a 3-mile bike ride through Old Town Orange to OCTA headquarters on Main Street. Held during Bike Month, the annual event raises awareness about the ease... read more

Pledging Starts Now for Dump the Pump Week in June

Orange County will celebrate National Dump the Pump Week from June 13 to 17.  It’s a great time to leave your car home and choose public and alternative forms of transportation. OCTA offers plenty of convenient alternatives to driving alone,... read more

Bike Month Is Here – Let’s Roll!

With amazing weather year-round and more than 1,000 miles of bikeways, Orange County is a fantastic place to cycle for work and play. The bikeways network has something for everyone including paved and off-street trails, on-street striped bike lanes... read more

Helping Employers Promote Greener Transportation

Two times a year, OCTA invites employee transportation coordinators (ETCs) from Orange County businesses to attend a half-day session on state-of-the-art marketing techniques for promoting activities that help take cars off the road to reduce traffic... read more

Kick Off Bike Month at the Beach

Ready to roll? Kick off Bike Month at OCTA’s Bike Festival at Pier Plaza in Huntington Beach on April 24. The combination of bikes, beach, sun, fun, a vendor village, giveaways and a BMX stunt show makes this an OC favorite. Bike racks are available... read more

Today’s Vanpools Are Better than Ever

Today’s vanpools are very different than they used to be. In a good way. For example, technology is simplifying the whole process of vanpooling. Searching for potential vanpool partners? No problem. With OCTA’s Seatfinder, you can locate an existing... read more

Bicycle Corridor Improvement Program Call for Projects

Up to $20 million in grants for projects that make bicycling and walking easier and safer in Orange County has been made available through the Bicycle Corridor Improvement Program 2016 Call for Projects. Funding for the program comes from the... read more

Relax with Ocean Views on the Huntington Beach Bike Trail

It’s easy to see why the Huntington Beach Trail is so popular. Bordering the sand through Surf City from Newport Beach to Sunset Beach, the trail offers one of the most leisurely bike rides in Orange County with miles of ocean views and easy access... read more

Ride the Rail, Then Bike the Santa Ana River Trail

Both Metrolink and the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner offer easy rides to the Anaheim-ARTIC Station, a convenient departure point for the beautiful Santa Ana River Trail (SART). ARTIC marks the midpoint along SART between its southern and northern points... read more

OC’s San Diego Creek Trail, A Rarity among Urban Bikeways

The San Diego Creek Trail is the backbone of the City of Irvine’s bicycling network. With a length of more than 9 miles, the trail runs east/west and bisects the city.  At its western end, it connects with the Back Bay Trail in the City of Newport... read more

Combine Cycling with Public Transportation for a Drier Commute

Rainy days are a great time to try a different way of commuting. Why not use your bicycle for the first and last portion and rely on OC Bus or Metrolink for the rest? All OC Buses have bicycle racks at the front of the vehicle that can carry two... read more

A Banner Year for Vanpool Formation

Following a successful campaign, OCTA had a 12 percent increase in the number of vanpools from 458 to 511. More than 85 employers participate. These 500+ vanpools take roughly 2,500 cars off the road daily. In addition, each vanpool eliminates 12,500... read more

Tips for Commuting by Bike

Between the gatherings with family and friends, work potlucks and holiday-themed sweets, it can be a challenge to stay fit during the holidays. Finding time to exercise can be tricky, too.  That’s why it’s the perfect time of year for commuting by... read more

Cyclists and Others Enjoy Santa Ana’s Open Streets Event

Bicyclists, pedestrians, skateboarders and others using non-motorized modes of transportation took to Santa Ana’s streets on Sunday, Nov. 8 as part of SOMOS (Sunday On Main Open Streets).  The city’s second annual open streets event allowed people to... read more

Helping Students and Others Stay Safe, Bright and Visible

It’s that time of year when the days become shorter and the sun begins its descent long before working hours are over. During daylight saving time, many of us travel in low light conditions, no matter what mode of transportation we use. OCTA wants to... read more
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