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BUSC Minutes November 20, 2002

Minutes

Council Conference Room . . . . City Hall
Wednesday, November 20, 2002 . . . 5:30 p.m.
COMMITTEE MEMBERS PRESENT:
John Olmsted, Chairman
Sean Fleshman, Vice-Chairman
Ed Ginter
Ken Luke
Frederick E. Von Coelln
COMMITTEE MEMBERS ABSENT:
Jack James
Denny Bean
STAFF PRESENT:
Ronald Bowers, Senior Civil Engineer
Mark Miller, Traffic Engineer

CALL TO ORDER

The regular meeting of the Bicycle Users Subcommittee was called to order at 5:35 pm.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Correction of the minutes: APPROVAL OF THE OCTOBER 2002 MINUTES.

NEW BUSINESS

New business was approved to be discussed before Old Business.

  1. DISCUSS RESTRIPING OF INTERSECTION AT ACACIA AND MELODY.

    The installation of a right-turn pocket and left-turn lane at the T intersection of westbound Melody at Acacia is proposed. The street is not wide enough for a Class 2 route without eliminating parking. At the intersection, the additional right-turn lane will reduce congestion at the intersection. Staff recommended that Melody be changed to a Class 3 route. Parking will be removed near the corner to allow the installation of the right-turn lane. The TCC has approved the removal of parking. In response to discussion regarding no access ramp at the corner, staff advised that an existing utility pole prevents the City from installing an access ramp that meets current standards.

  2. DISCUSS RESTRIPING OF INTERSECTION AT ACACIA AND DOROTHY.

    Staff proposed installing through/left-turn lane and right-turn lane southbound on Acacia at Dorothy. This involves removal of parking on the west side of Acacia near the intersection. Property owners who will loose parking are in support of these improvements. No Class 2 bike lane can be installed if this done.

    Staff has proposed installing 60 feet of red curb northbound Acacia north of Dorothy adjacent to the school driveway entrance to allow a right-turn lane into the school parking lot. Council has approved this improvement. This location would be similar to Highland at Chapman. Staff recommended changing Acacia N/O Dorothy to a Class 3 route and the Subcommittee agreed.

  3. DISCUSS BIKE LANE ON ORANGETHORPE FROM EUCLID TO LEMON - Information Item Only.

    Staff proposed posting no stopping anytime to have enough room to stripe three lanes and a bike lane. The street narrows eastbound on Orangethorpe from Highland to Lemon and westbound from Lemon to Harbor, and there may not be enough room for a bike lane. It may be necessary to use the sidewalk in these areas. The City is in favor of maintaining the medians within this area.

  4. DISCUSS BICYCLE USE OF SIDEWALK AND CALIFORNIA VEHICLE CODE.

    The City Attorney has reviewed and concluded that it is currently illegal to ride a bike on the sidewalk without a resolution or ordinance allowing such use. This impacts bike routes where it is expected that bikes will be ridden on the sidewalk and not in the street.

    Two options are suggested:

    1. Allow bicycle use on sidewalks except in designated areas;
    2. Designate certain areas where bicycles can be ridden on the sidewalk.

    The downtown area would be an area where bikes should not be allowed on the sidewalk. Member Buck spoke on the background of this issue; and that the previous Traffic Engineer had designed some routes where it was necessary for bikes to be ridden on the sidewalk, e.g., Parks and Castlewood

    Pedestrians have the right of way if bikes are allowed on the sidewalk per the vehicle code. Staff will prepare the appropriate document, i.e., resolution or ordinance. The Subcommittee suggested that a skate boarding resolution be recommended to the Council at the same time as the Bicycle Master Plan if no delay is caused to the Plan. It was also suggested that bicycles should not be allowed on sidewalks in the Central Business District; speed limits should be included. The Committee requested to review a draft of staff's document.

OLD BUSINESS

  1. CONTINUE THE REVIEW OF EXISTING BIKE ROUTE MASTER PLAN AND CONSIDERATION OF REVISING EXISTING BIKE ROUTES AND CLASSIFICATIONS.

    Member Buck brought up several issues with the proposed revisions to the Master Plan.

    • He commented on the existing and proposed Class 1 route on Bastanchury east of Harbor. The existing Class 1 route on the north side is substandard. The sidewalk on the south side of Bastanchury is wide enough for a Class 1 route and when Bastanchury is widened, a Class 1 route could be extended. A better route would be to install a Class 1 route on the south side between the golf course and Fairway Isles when Bastanchury is widened.
    • The Class 1 route built on the north side of Malvern west of Bastanchury was not built to current standards.

    The BUSC made the following recommendation for the Master Plan:

    • Melody east of Acacia class 3
    • Acacia north of Dorothy class 3
    • *Bastanchury from Malvern to Parks was discussed and recommended to leave as a class 1. If class 1 is built along rail road than the class 1 along Bastanchury would be removed
    • Railroad right of way beginning at Malvern west of Bastanchury to north city limit should remain class 1 if railroad is ever abandoned.
    • Warburton between Valencia Mesa and railroad right-of-way add class 2
    • Lakeview from Euclid to north city limit class 3
    • Euclid from Lakeview to Laguna class 2
    • Remove Class 3 route on Roberta from Pacific to Orchard and add class 3 route on Baker from Pacific to Orchard and Pacific from Roberta to Baker.
    • Sunnyridge from Valley View to Valencia Mesa class 3
    • Laguna Road from Valencia Mesa to Domingo class 3
    • Nutwood E/O Commonwealth should be a class 2 route if no bridge is built over freeway through California State University Fullerton (CSUF).
    • CSUF over 57 freeway to Madison add back in the class 1
    • Madison from Placentia to cul-de-sac class 3
    • Remove Juanita Cook Trail

    Proposed Bike Route Classifications attached.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

None

NON AGENDA ITEMS

Bike lanes have been painted on both sides of Berkeley from Harbor to Valley View recently with parking allowed. On street parking is necessary due to business adjacent to Berkeley and the college.

PROPOSED BIKE ROUTE CLASSIFICATIONS

LOCATIONFROMTOCLASSCHANGE
Rosecrans West City LimitParks Road2None
RosecransParks Road Euclid2 Yes
Euclid RosecransBastanchury2 Yes
EuclidBastanchuryValencia Mesa2Yes
EuclidLakeview Laguna2Yes
LakeviewEuclidNorth City Limit3Yes
LagunaValencia MesaDomingo3Yes
GilbertNorth City LimitCommonwealth2None
Gilbert CommonwealthSouth City Limit3Yes
North of Rosecrans Undeveloped propertyWest City LimitEuclid2None
CastlewoodGilbert Parks2None
ParksBastanchuryNorth City Limit2None
Sunny RidgePioneerMalvern2None
Sunny RidgeValley View Valencia Mesa3Yes
Railroad R/WMalvernNorth City Limit1None
Valencia MesaBastanchuryE/O Harbor2None
PioneerGilbertParks 2None
PioneerGilbertSunny Ridge 3None
Dam E/O Harbor1None
Warburton BastanchuryWest of Bastanchury2Yes
Laguna RoadEuclid Domingo3None
Juanita Cooke TrailBerkeleyNorth City Limit3None
HarborBreaNorth City Limit2Yes
HermosaPuenteLakeview3No
PuenteBastanchury Imperial1&3No
Brea HarborNorth City Limit2No
LongviewBreaDorothy3No
Bastanchury HarborEast City Limit2No
Rolling HillsPuenteEast City Limit2No
Craig ParkState CollegeAssociated1No
AssociatedYorba LindaNorth City Limit2No
CSUFYorba Linda Nutwood1None
CSUFState CollegeCenter CSUF1None
Placentia North City LimitMystic2No
DorothyHornetState College2None
HornetBerkeleyDorothy 2None
Acacia DorothyMelody3Yes
MelodyAcaciaFullerton Creek3Yes
Fullerton creekMelodyState College1None
CSUF/Yorba LindaState CollegeAssociated1None
CSUFCenter of CSUFMadison1None
NutwoodCommonwealthPlacentia2Yes
MalvernWest City LimitBasque1None
ChapmanBasqueWoods3Yes
WoodsWilshire Malvern3Yes
MalvernWoodsMalden3None
MaldenMalvernUnion3None
UnionMaldenAlley W/o Harbor3None
UnionAlley W/o HarborPomona3Yes
Alley W/o HarborUnionBerkeley3Yes
BerkeleyChapmanValley View2None
BerkeleyChapmanCommonwealth3Yes
Valley ViewBerkeleyBrea2None
ArtesiaDale Gilbert2None
WalnutHighland Richman2None
WalnutHighlandPomona2None
ValenciaWest City LimitHighland 2Yes
Rail Road R/W S/o Malvern South City Limit 1None
RobertaGilbert Orchard3None
Orchard RobertaBaker3None
BakerOrchard Highland3None
WilshireWoodsAcacia3Yes
Commonwealth Berkeley Nutwood2None
OrangethorpeMagnoliaLemon2None
Orangethorpe Raymond Placentia2None
NutwoodAcaciaState College3None
NutwoodState CollegeCommonwealth2None
Highland Malvern Baker2None
Basque Malvern Houston 2None
Richman Walnut Valencia2None
Richman Wilshire E/o Highland 3Yes
Pomona Santa Fe Union3Yes
Pomona Rail Road Rosslynn 3Yes
RosslynnPomona Lemon3None
Acacia South City LimitMelody2None
MadisonPlacentiaEast City Limit2None
MadisonPlacentia57 Freeway3Yes
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