Plan Proposes More Than 100-Mile Network of North County Bikeways

If Orange County Transportation Authority plans are carried through, you’ll be able to climb on a bicycle in La Habra and follow a network of bicycle lanes and trails that run along abandoned railroad lines, through parks and residential neighborhoods, down busy streets, and by the Santa Ana River levee all the way to the coast.

The North Orange County bike trail project is only a year old and has a long way to go, but an update presented to the OCTA Board of Directors Monday laid out initial steps for routes based on the least expensive options.

If those legs are completed, others could follow as money becomes available, according to a staff report. No completion date was projected.

More than 100 miles of bikeways would be developed across North Orange County under the plan.

“Building on the success of the Fourth District Bikeways Strategy as a pilot project, OCTA will expand efforts in other areas in Orange County through the new Orange County Bikeways Program,” the staff report stated.