Santa Ana Community Alert:
SANTA ANA INVITES RESIDENTS TO PROVIDE INPUT ON PROPOSED TRANSPORTATION UPDATES AT 2 UPCOMING COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS
SANTA ANA, CA (October 1, 2012) – The City of Santa Ana will host two community workshops to gather input from residents on proposed updates to the City’s General Plan Circulation Element. Based on earlier input from residents and technical work completed over the summer, the City developed a series of proposed concepts for improving Santa Ana’s street network. City officials are now seeking residents’ feedback on the proposed updates.
The next community workshops will be held:
• Wednesday, October 10, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
A presentation will take place at 6:30 p.m.
Madison Elementary School, 1124 E. Hobart Street, Santa Ana.
• Saturday, October 13 from 9:30 a.m. to noon
A presentation will take place at 10:00 a.m.
Plumbers and Steamfitters Union Hall, 3904 West First Street, Santa Ana.
City officials said residents’ continued participation in the planning process is important, because the goal is to create and implement a plan that reflects the community’s vision for transportation in Santa Ana, while providing a number of social, economic, environmental and health benefits. The Saturday, Oct. 13 workshop also will include an opportunity for residents to see concepts from the draft Harbor Boulevard Corridor Plan, which is one of the first city projects that reflect the ideas and proposals in the Circulation Element Update for making streets more complete.
“This update is extremely important to all Santa Ana residents and to our city’s future,” Councilwoman Michele Martinez said. “Residents’ input to date has been invaluable as we have worked on the preliminary updates. Their continued participation will be even more beneficial as we move forward in finalizing and implementing these ambitious and exciting changes.”
The workshops will include ideas for changes to street standards (number of traffic lanes, providing for bike lanes, and sidewalk conditions), new bicycle lanes and routes, and updates to the goals and policies for the transportation network in Santa Ana. The plan is modeled on what are known as “Complete Streets” principles, which focus on planning, designing and building streets with all users in mind – including bicyclists, motorists, transit passengers and pedestrians of all ages and abilities.
To learn more about the two upcoming workshops or to share your thoughts, concerns and ideas, visit www.santa-ana.org/santaanainmotion, or contact the City Planning Division via email at SantaAnaInMotion@santa-ana.org or by calling (714) 667-2792.
2 thoughts on “Santa Ana wants to hear from you about transportation plans”
With the county and OCTA putting dollars into the bike plans studies, maybe North Santa Ana will get its completed bike path and the beginning of the regional park that is detailed in the 7 volume study by the ACE.
I figure someone else has been reading those reports too because there is fresh yellow highlighting on the parts covering Santiago Creek and the park that will replace many of the houses between the 5 interstate and the Santa Ana river.
The volume that has “Public Comments” the biggest complaint was that no one was told about these plans. I wonder if the SA sunshine ord. just passed would have helped in this type of deal.
Another tidbit on the public comments, those complaining property owners sold and left without telling the new buyers about the creek and parks plans.
There was a packed house at the school for this community update and information gathering meeting for the master circulation plan.
A few people had specific question on projects occurring on Warner Ave and another on Bristol that Councilwoman Martinez was able to answer with the date and place for public comments for those items.
Mr. Ono explained that this was a master planning document and not a project to be funded and built.
From the time line there is going to be another meeting point next summer with the final report / study going to the council in the winter of 2013. (There also is this Saturday meeting that is a duplicate of todays).
There was an absents of the anti-bike lane people, I guess they are waiting for Saturdays meeting.