Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Photo of a Garden Grove biker
Photo of a Garden Grove biker

The Orange County Transportation Authority board of directors recently approved more than $19.5 million to help Orange County cities improve their bikeways and walkways, and $1.11 million of that will benefit Garden Grove for bicycle corridor improvements.

The City’s Bicycle Corridor Improvements Project will design and construct 6.5 miles of new bikeways and improve 8.35 miles of existing, but underutilized bikeways. Bicycle facility improvements include creating new bike lanes through road rebalancing (2.7 mi on West Street and Gilbert Street), striping buffers to existing bike lanes (5 mi on Brookhurst Street, Chapman Avenue, and Lampson Avenue), striping bike lane network gaps (0.6 mi on Brookhurst Street), improving and creating bicycle routes (6.5 mi on Lampson Avenue, Gilbert Avenue, Imperial Avenue, Shapell Street and Deodara Drive) and provide bicycle wayfinding signs along all the proposed corridors (14.85 mi).

The design of the new bikeways will be completed by early 2018 and open for use by June 2019. For more information, please contact Erin Webb, Garden Grove Economic and Community Development Department, at (714) 741-5313.