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 was completed in 2015. It identifies nine corridors that collectively comprise over 120 miles. Sixteen 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.


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.


Your opinion matters! Join us at the following upcoming community events, many of which are to celebrate National Bike Month. Stop by our booth to learn more about the study and tell us about your experiences biking in the OC Foothills area.

Villa Park Bike Rodeo
Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Villa Park High School parking lot

OCTA Bike Festival
Sunday, April 26, 2015 – 9:00am to 1:00pm
Huntington Beach Pier Plaza

OCTA Bike Rally
Thursday, May 7, 2015 – 7:30am to 8:45am
Orange Metrolink Station to OCTA Headquarters

Orange County Public Works Open House
Saturday, May 16, 2015 – 10:00am to 2:00pm
2301 N. Glassell St, Orange, CA 92865

Irvine Ride of Silence
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 – 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Irvine City Hall

Explore Jeffrey Open Space Trail
Saturday, May 30, 2015 – 10:00am to 2:00pm
Cypress Community Park, Irvine

OC Foothills Roundtable Discussion
Thursday, June 4, 2015 – 5:30pm-7:30pm
Irvine City Hall – CTC Room

Check back often for additional 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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