• iMi

    I recently moved to Santa Ana in July 2015. Ridding my bike is my primary transportation. And even when trying to travel on the public bus with my bike has its downfalls because half the time the bike racks are full and then forced to ride the streets. I have no future plans for purchasing a vehicle any time soon. I’m dealing with a financial crunch and I’ve been cited twice with a traffic ticket in tustin. Originally the officer attempted to pull me over due to I was riddng with traffic as close as I can get to the sidewalk on the street. Officer asked me why I think he pulled me over, I said, “no helmet”. Gave me a ticket for ridding with headphones. Clearly he was concerned about my safety..what i really hope is that the money i owe in traffic tickets on my bike go towards a fund so i can ride safe! Its so difficult ridding through these streets. Every time I’m traveling in this area is as if everyday I’m playing the game of ” Frogger©
    Cyclist dodging traffic daily should be a sport itself! I’m so paranoid to even ride because of the constant police contact I’ve accumulated living in Santa Ana, and as if I haven’t already got enough debt from the courts already. Highly recommend safe streets need bike lanes thought community. If the law labels cyclists as equal to driving a motor vehicle then HONOR THE CYCLISTS’ RIGHT AWAY!

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  • Nate

    Lack of traffic law enforcement is a major part of the problem. The other components of it are lack of education among a largely immigrant community about basic pedestrian and cycling practices. If you’re using the sidewalks (on foot or bike) the red hand means don’t cross. Cyclists see the green light and fly across intersections and are struck by motorists making right hand turns.
    Aside from enforcing safety laws, the City needs to have a more holistic planning strategy. That they did not incorporate bike trails on the Bristol expansion demonstrates the lack of vision in City Hall.
    The attempts to sustain the re-emergence of downtown will fail if we do not facilitate the trends among those who are the catalysts for it. The X’ers and Millenials prefer a more organic and simple life, which includes a growing preference to walk or cycle to work, shopping and entertainment.
    City planners need to wake up or make room for those who are imaginative and determined enough to accommodate these trends with meaningful and relevant infrastructure.
    The ultimate truth, however, is the hardest to sell. That is that ultimately, it is the voter’s responsibility to care enough about the City. It looks more and more like activism will be the price of admission. But it should not only include the execution of initiatives. We must also include the termination of careers. If a city politician has not brought meaningful and measurable change to their district, we must fire them. Until we do that, it is not “Our” city, it’s “Their” city. –Peace

  • Manuel Pedroza

    SAPD has really gotta start enforcing basic traffic laws and giving out citations. People roll through stop signs and cut other drivers and pedestrians off. I can count a handful of times I almost got hit

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  • “they still have to put food and vegetables on the table”…….. Hmmmm

    Like if vegetables are more than food.

    Folks, the judeo-progressive-reactionarism teaching us to go back to the future.

    However, are we gone walk naked in the future if killing of animals for their hide is forbidden by these judeo-progressive-reactionists? … how about killing your neighbor for the woolly mammoth’s leftovers? … or for spinach and broccoli, politically correctly speaking.

    • cap’n

      literally what?

      • IQ only!
        There is no literal interpretation available.