• Petitioning City of Santa Ana Councilmember Michelle Martinez

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City of Santa Ana Councilmember Michelle Martinez
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City of Santa Ana Councilmember David Benavides
Orange County Supervisor
Janet Nguyen
Orange County Supervisor
John Moorlach
Mayor and Councilmembers of Santa Ana and other Elected Officials
City of Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido
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City of Santa Ana Councilmember Sal Tinajero
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City of Santa Ana Councilmember Roman Reyna
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David Cavazos

Elected Officials: Approve Missing Link - a bike trail in Santiago Creek between 5 Freeway and Fisher Park

    1. Bruce Bauer
    2. Petition by

      Bruce Bauer

      Santa Ana, CA

For decades it has been a goal to establish a continuous bike trail from Santiago Oaks Park to connect with the Santa Ana River Trail in the city of Santa Ana, a distance of 9.7 trail miles. With the recent completion of 8.5 trail miles by the city of Orange, this is one section needed to complete the entire trail located in Santa Ana. This "missing link" is the quarter-mile gap located in Santa Ana, in the Santiago Creek, between the I-5 Freeway and Fisher Park. This area, currently a repository for trash and graffiti as well as a haven for vagrancy, is very difficult to monitor and police. A paved bike trail will remedy much of this by providing public use and police access in addition to completing this important regional trail.  

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    1. Reached 1,000 signatures
    2. Correction to our website link below

      Bruce Bauer
      Petition Organizer

      Correction: Our website is www.neighbors4trail.org

      neighbors4trail

      A grass-roots neighborhood organization, Neighbors for Santiago Creek Bike Trail, was formed to further the goal of a bike path in the "missing link" along Santiago Creek. This "missing link" is the 1/4-mile gap located in the Santiago Creek, between the 5 Freeway underpass and Flower Street.

    3. Your Support Needed at Open Houses April 27 and May 9

      Bruce Bauer
      Petition Organizer

      Your support for the trail "missing link" of the Santiago Creek Bike trail is much appreciated. The consultants have come in and made proposals on the bike trail plan and your review and recommendations are needed. The City of Santa Ana will host two open houses for residents to review and comment on concepts and recommendations contained in the city’s draft update of the General Plan Circulation Element and ways to improve neighborhoods, housing affordability, and mobility as part of the General Plan Housing Element.
      The open houses will be held on:
      • Saturday, April 27, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Southwest Senior Center, 2201 W. McFadden Avenue, and
      • Thursday, May 9 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Santa Ana Senior Center, 424 West Third Street.
      The Circulation Element contains new and exciting proposals for the city’s streets, bike routes and sidewalks.
      Thanks for your continued Support!!!
      For more information go to our website at www.neighborsfortrail.org

    4. Reached 750 signatures
    5. Open House on Trails - Need Supporters to Appear! Feb. 8 and 11, 2012

      Bruce Bauer
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks for your support for a trail in the "missing link" section of Santiago Creek (in between the 5 Freeway and Flower)! We'd like the idea of the trail to be placed on the City of Santa Ana's Master Circulation plan (so that the City Council can then vote on it.) The City has hired a consultant to consider its circulation plan. At this point, the consultant has two open houses scheduled as follows: (1) 1st Community Open House, Wed, Feb. 8, 2012, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m, Santa Ana Senior Center, 424 W. 3rd Street; and (2) 2nd Community Open House , Sat., Feb.11, 2012, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, Senior Center, 2201 W. McFadden Ave.
      You should attend one or both of these events so this trail is placed on the City's plans! We know that the opponents of the trail have been very vociferous so we have make certain that our demands are heard! Please plan on being present.
      For more information, go to our website - www.neighbors4trail.org
      Neighbors for Santiago Creek Bike Trail

    6. Reached 250 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • korie young SANTA ANA, CA
      • 12 days ago

      safety and avid cyclist.

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    • Barbara Wall SANTA ANA, CA
      • 13 days ago

      Because I believe that more traffic will cause the homeless to move on, and that will stop the garbage, human feces, graffiti, and other 'bad' things to happen. with solar lighting in dark places...

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    • Daniel edmunds SANTA ANA, CA
      • 14 days ago

      completing this trail will make this portion of Santiago Creek much less of a "secret hangout" for those that participate in illicit activities such as drug use, tagging, etc. And it would increase safety for those that would bike between the SA River and points east on the existing trail. Furthermore, this extension could reduce fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by opening up a safe bicycle alternative to those headed to Main Place mall and the restaurants and shops along that part of Main.

      The residents that back up to the creek that oppose this would benefit, too, because the increase in bike and walking/jogging traffic would have the side benefit of making the area less secluded for those on the wrong side of the law. Win-Win.

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    • Tonya Skurzynski SANTA ANA, CA
      • 16 days ago

      It is very dangerous fighting traffic to get over to Santa Clara to get to the river trail to take to the beach. We frequently avoid the busy streets as too many people still text and have too many distractions while driving. Taking the bike lane on 17th Street is just too busy and dangerous.

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    • James Skurzynski SANTA ANA, CA
      • 16 days ago

      We live in Park Santiago and use the current trail frequently. We also use the Santa Ana River Trail to get to the beach, but unfortunately to get to the SART we need ride on dangerous sections of roadway to access the trail. It seems natural to extend the current trail to get across main street. Eventually, I'd like to see it go all the way to the SART.

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