WEDNESDAY, June 18, 2003 - - - - 5:30 P.M.
COUNCIL CONFERENCE ROOM
1ST FLOOR - - - - CITY HALL
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|COMMITTEE MEMBERS PRESENT:|
Frederick E. Von Coellin, Vice-Chairman
|COMMITTEE MEMBERS ABSENT:|
John Olmsted, Chairman
|STAFF PRESENT:||Ron Bowers, Senior Civil Engineer|
The regular meeting of the Bicycle Users Subcommittee was called to order at 5:55 by Vice Chairman Von Coellin.
The minutes of the April 16, 2003, minutes were approved as submitted.
The meeting was opened to the public for discussion and comments related to the Bicycle Master Plan. Ms. Judith Colusney commented on a number of concerns:
Mr. Shoemaker stated that he had spoken to Mr. Vandenberg, s/w corner Puente and Hermosa, concerning the route being considered at the north end of Fullerton Golf Course into Brea. His objection is that as a terminus for a bicycle route people would park on his street and bring their bicycles to access the trail from this location. Really a continuation of an existing Class III route, maybe it could be made to a Class II route so that no one would think to use this area as a special place to either start or finish a route. This is the site where a bridge was discussed. Mr. Vandenberg's thought was to pave it and paint it as a Class I, but call it a Class III.
The Committee members discussed noticing the public about this meeting to address the Master Plan. One bike shop had the map posted at the entrance and another shop had the map in the office. Other local shop owners/managers received a map and letter inviting them and their customers to attend. The libraries were contacted and an article was submitted to be published in the Fullerton College and CSUF newspapers. The Observer also carried a front page article regarding the meeting, as well as an article written by Ms. Colusney.
Ms. Colusney offered her comment that if the Master Plan is adopted as indicated on the map, she would feel to be a much safer traveler on the road. It was suggested to her that she also consider using some of the many off-road bike trails within the City. A map is available in the Community Services Department as well as on the City's website.
There being no further discussion, it was motioned and seconded to accept the Master Plan as proposed and submit it to the Transportation & Circulation Commission for recommendation to the City Council. The Members concurred unanimously. Mr. Bowers advised that a staff report will be prepared and submitted to the T&CC
The meeting was adjourned to July 16, 2003.