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OCTA Continues to Make Progress with Active Transportation

During the past six months, OCTA has continued to move forward with projects that encourage human-powered transportation that promotes physical activity including walking, biking, skating, using a wheelchair and accessing public transportation. Many of these projects are ongoing.

Highlights include:

  • Enrolled 20 of the 25 schools eligible to participate in the grant-funded Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program, a movement dedicated to making it safer and easier for students to walk and bike to school. Enrollment will continue for eligible elementary schools as the program continues to deliver activities to participating schools.
  • Received a $3 million Active Transportation Program grant that will assist with a proposed bicycle facility between Garden Grove and Santa Ana. 
  • Received a $200,000 CalTrans sustainable community grant to complete a Bicycle Gap Closure study that will recommend cost-effective solutions for a continuous and high-quality bikeway network in Central and Southern Orange County. 
  • Received a $300,000 Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) sustainable communities grant to evaluate the safety and accessibility needs surrounding the busiest bus stops in Orange County and make recommendations for first and last mile improvements to areas surrounding the bus stops.
  • Undertook an active transportation count project to provide data to stakeholders on current use of facilities, data for grant applications and to evaluate the transportation system.
  • Collected data on e-bike use and provided information to users on e-bike rider safety and responsibilities.

For more information about OC Active, OCTA’s active transportation campaigns and programs, click here.