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Tustin Branch Rail Trail

Several public meetings have been held to discuss the Tustin Branch Rail Trail. The following is a summary of some of the public comments made during those workshops.

Safety and Security

  • Vandalism
  • Vagrancy
  • Noise
  • Lighting
  • Homeless
  • Flooding
  • Reservoir
  • Hours of Operation
  • Emergency Call Boxes
  • Cliffs and Drop-offs
  • Dogs
  • High Pressure Gas Pipelines
  • Street Crossings
  • Security/Security Fencing
  • Police Patrols/Community Policing

Flood Channel

  • Beautification” of flood channel
  • Erosion Protection of Slopes Adjacent to the Creek
  • Removal of the Concrete

Natural Resources, Landscaping & Aesthetics

  • Preserve Open Space
  • Ground Water Recharge
  • Keep the Natural Look
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Access to Natural Open Space
  • Watershed/Nature Education
  • Creek Cleanup/Remove Concrete
  • Wildlife Protection
  • Low Maintenance Landscape
  • Prevention
  • Trash Control
  • Shade

Coordination & Implementation

  • Inter-city cooperation
  • Multi- agency cooperation
  • Progress Updates
  • Adopt a Trail Program
  • General plan and zoning designations
  • Provide summary of comments to residents/mail list
  • Control Development In or Near the Creek


Design

  • Links and Connections to:
    • Parks
    • Schools
    • Regional Trails
    • Open Space
  • Loops- continuous trail
  • Multi-use Trail
  • Walking/Hiking Only
  • Off-Street Trails
  • Trails on Both Sides of Creek
  • Surface Composition: Include both paved and non-paved
  • Avoid Concrete channels
  • Avoid Ornamental Landscape
  • Avoid Loss of Parking
  • Restrooms
  • Preserve Views
  • Lower the Trail Surface
  • Security Fencing/Walls
  • Emergency Vehicle Access
  • Dogs
  • Remove Barriers to Parks, etc.
  • Light/Glare

Cost

  • Questions about funding and implementation
  • Purchase of Property
  • Land Ownership
  • Maintenance Responsibility
  • Maintenance Costs
  • Funding Deadlines

Community Value

  • Quality of Life
  • Connectivity of Existing & Future Recreational Facilities
  • Family Activities
  • Alternative Transportation

Property Issues

  • Security to Residents
  • Property Values
  • Privacy
  • Private Purchase of ROW Land
  • Impacts to Existing Residents along the Existing and Proposed Trail

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