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Satiago Creek Trail - February 1, 2001

SANTIAGO CREEK TRAIL
Area 1 – Orange/Santa Ana boundary to the 55 Freeway
Meeting Notes
2-01-01

The City of Orange held the first in a series of public meetings intended to solicit comments from the community regarding a trail along the section of Santiago Creek extending from the Orange/Santa Ana boundary to the 55 Freeway. This trail will be one of the components of a future greenway plan, which will also study potential open space and floodway enhancements along the creek. Attendees were encouraged to identify their interests and concerns as they relate to the trail and greenway proposed in this area. The City will consider this input as it moves forward in planning and designing the trail and greenway.

Following is a summary of the issues raised at the community meeting held on February 1, 2001 at Orange High School. Approximately 15-20 community members participated in this meeting. Comments applicable to the overall project are listed first, followed by comments pertaining to specific geographic areas within this segment.

General Concerns:

Alternate trail surfaces

Crossings

Ssecurity

Lighting

No motorized vehicles

Dog-waste bags

Noise

Loitering

Walking/jog path

Bike commuter travel

Questions: Who is going to pay to maintain the trail once it is built? What will the cost be?


Santiago Park (City of Santa Ana)

Bike path

Easy, safe access to Main Place Center

Loitering


Hart Park

Access to Glassell gas station for bicycle servicing

Established park uses and vehicular traffic conflicts

  1. All-weather trails

  2. Minimized paved trails

  3. Keep trail out of parking area/floodway for safety and all-weather access

  4. Conflicts with existing park use

  5. Homeless

  6. Straight trail


Section West of Cambridge

Link Hart Park east of Cambridge

Connect with Cambridge Street north/south bike trail

Open space maintenance

Buffers/barriers 

Parking lot crime


Section East of Cambridge to Tustin Avenue

Bike/pedestrian traffic

Reduce size of trail

Buffers/barriers


Tustin Avenue

Access to gas station on Tustin Avenue for bike servicing

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