Regional Bikeways Planning

Project Overview

Regional Bikeways Planning is a countywide effort involving OCTA, the Orange County Council of Governments, local jurisdictions, and bicycle stakeholders. The goals of the effort are consistent with those outlined in OCTA’s Commuter Bikeways Strategic Plan including:

  • Suggesting regional priorities for optimal use by local jurisdictions
  • Assisting in coordinating plans between jurisdictions
  • Providing planning and design guidelines; and
  • Participating in outreach efforts to encourage bicycle commuting

Project Status

The Regional Bikeway Planning process has been ongoing since 2011 through a series of studies for four different subareas of the Orange County.  To date, studies have been completed for the North, West/Central, and South Orange County areas.  The OC Foothills area is currently being studied and encompasses Yorba Linda, Orange, Tustin, Villa Park, Irvine, and portions of Anaheim.  For more details, please see the “OC Foothills” tab below.

OC Foothills

The OC Foothills area encompasses the cities of Yorba Linda, Orange, Tustin, Villa Park, Irvine, and portions of Anaheim. The study to improve bicycling in this area is currently underway. Take the ”What Kind of Bike Are You?” quiz to help inform the study.

Project Look-ahead

The project development team will meet three times during winter 2014 to begin drafting the regional bikeway corridors. The results will be shared at a public roundtable in summer 2015.

The corridors will be evaluated and their proposed ranking will be shared at a second public roundtable in fall 2015. The final report is scheduled to be complete by early 2016.

South Orange County
The District 5 Bikeways Strategy report is coming soon!


West/Central Orange County
The Districts 1 & 2 Bikeways Strategy report was completed in 2013. It identifies eleven corridors that collectively comprise over 120 miles. Seventeen agencies collaborated to develop the report including the various project area cities, the County of Orange, and Caltrans. Click the thumbnail to read the full report.


North Orange County
The District 4 Bikeways Strategy report was completed in 2013. It identifies ten corridors that collectively comprise over 100 miles. 10 agencies collaborated to develop the report including the various project area cities, the County of Orange, and Caltrans. Click the thumbnail to read the full report.


Help us plan a more bicycle friendly community! During the bikeways planning, OCTA will host public roundtable events and some other fun bike events. We want to hear from you, so we encourage you to attend.

Check back soon for key dates and events. Don’t miss out, stay connected for project updates and event reminders.

Project Contact

Nathan Wheadon
Marketing Program Administrator
(714) 560-5936
nwheadon@octa.net

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