11 Million bucks for sidewalks, bike trails and greenery

If you live in the OC, you will be delighted that 11 million bucks will be allocated for 16 cities.

Here’s one that will affect RL:

Fullerton: Union Pacific Trail ($300,000), Puente Street bike path (295,750), Bastanchury/ Valencia Mesa bike path ($500,000).

Check out the Orange County register article for more info.


  1. RL Policar January 31, 2008 1:47 pm 

    Wow thats excellent! I remember the bicycle coalition that I was once a member of…now I don’t know if they’re still around…were trying to get.

    That’s great news!

  2. russ roca January 31, 2008 2:35 pm 

    Awesome. I wish Long Beach would get on board, but the people in charge of our bike decision making on the city level are pretty lame and by lame I mean they have no idea what a cyclists really needs, they don’t really care about what cyclists need.

    They pay lip service to being green, caring about the environment and cleaning up the city, but when you bring up the topic of bicycles or reducing auto traffic, you might as well be part of the Taliban. Somehow encouraging people to take less trips by car is anti-American, anti-commerce, anti-business and a threat to the status-quo.

  3. RL Policar January 31, 2008 2:39 pm 

    Wow Russ….Taliban…dang you’re mad!

  4. russ roca January 31, 2008 11:28 pm 

    This is what congressmen McHenry (R, North Carolina) said about bikes last year with regards to energy legislation:

    “A major component of the Democrats’ energy legislation and the Democrats’ answer to our energy crisis is, hold on, wait one minute, wait one minute, it is promoting the use of the bicycle.

    Oh, I cannot make this stuff up. Yes, the American people have heard this. Their answer to our fuel crisis, the crisis at the pumps, is: Ride a bike.

    Democrats believe that using taxpayer funds in this bill to the tune of $1 million a year should be devoted to the principle of: “Save energy, ride a bike.?

    Some might argue that depending on bicycles to solve our energy crisis is naive, perhaps ridiculous. Some might even say Congress should use this energy legislation to create new energy, bring new nuclear power plants on line, use clean coal technology, energy exploration, but no, no.

    They want to tell the American people, stop driving, ride a bike. This is absolutely amazing.

    Apparently, the Democrats believe that the miracle on two wheels that we know as a bicycle will end our dependence on foreign oil. I cannot make this stuff up. It is absolutely amazing.

    Ladies and gentlemen, I bring you the Democrats, promoting 19th century solutions to 21st century problems. If you don’t like it, ride a bike. If you don’t like the price at the pumps, ride a bike.

    Stay tuned for the next big idea for the Democrats: Improving energy efficiency by the horse and buggy.?

  5. russ roca January 31, 2008 11:37 pm 

    ok…enough venting….long week :)

  6. Fritz February 2, 2008 4:22 pm 

    You guys, $11 million is a pittance for the county the size of OC. That’s the price of the parking lot at a large strip mall.

  7. Moe February 2, 2008 4:38 pm 

    True, but is better than nuthin’

  8. ChickenChoker July 16, 2009 11:44 am 

    As just an average old guy, let me get this straight. The Chinese who used to ride bicycles are now buying Buicks and we who used to drive Buicks are broke and now being encourage ride bicycles. What’s wrong with this picture?

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