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Tell us how you want to bike your way through Mission Viejo today!

kids riding bike through course

The City of Mission Viejo is developing a Bikeway Master Plan to improve the cycling experience in our community. We are in the process of gathering information to understand current cycling trends and preferences in town. 

Residents recently took part in the City’s first Family Fun Bike Fair January 26 at the Norman P. Murray Community Center. Along with a free bike rodeo, the event included interactive booths, activities and the chance to provide input on the City’s Bikeway Master Plan. 

To engage our community in the planning process even more, we’re seeking your input via the Social Pinpoint interactive platform regarding your biking concerns or suggestions to enhance conditions.

It’s easy to leave a comment – just drag a marker to a location:

  • Begin by zooming to an area on the map.
  • Drag one of the markers from the top banner to the location you would like to comment and drop it.
  • After placing the marker, you can add a comment or photo to provide more information.
  • Drop as many markers as you like.

You can also like, dislike or add comments to other people's markers and comments. Our proposed plan increases the current network of trails in Mission Viejo by adding trails and trail links in existing open space/drainage channels, providing access to sidewalks along key arterials and improving access to the regional trails that border Mission Viejo along our western and eastern City boundaries.

Keith Rattay presenting plans to people

Comments

Submitted by Deb Patricio on Thu, 01/31/2019 - 5:11 pm

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Anything that does not include a “road diet”. Creating bike lines by cutting down on car lanes has been a disaster in LA and OC is getting congested enough without adding to it! Keep bikes on bike trails, not on roads with cars & trucks driving at 45+ mph!

Submitted by Michele on Thu, 01/31/2019 - 5:52 pm

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My husband and I are in our early 60s and we have pedal-assist Pedego bikes so the more Trails the merrier. We will not ride in the street because we don't trust drivers and we don't choose busy sidewalks at all, like around the lake.

Submitted by Julie Moore on Thu, 01/31/2019 - 7:04 pm

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Established bike lanes are always appreciated. And of course off road paved paths and dirt trails are always fun (map posted on city site?) Please be sure major intersections have bike buttons for traffic signals to prevent cyclists from having to pull around the corner to the far side of a crosswalk where they are less visible.
Be sure street sweepers clean the streets and don't just push debris onto the bike lanes.
A few sign reminders of the law (3' or the lane) would be affirming for cyclists on heavy traffic areas.

Submitted by Robert Breton on Thu, 01/31/2019 - 7:34 pm

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I would recommend that all the marked bike lanes themselves (not the entire street) be swept by the street sweepers much more often -- perhaps once a month.

Submitted by Orlando Navarro on Thu, 01/31/2019 - 7:38 pm

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It would nice to have bike paths throught the city just like there are trails in some city areas. My take is from north of the lake to the mall and connect to the ones in Rancho Santa Margarita that would be a nice loop.

Submitted by Tim Wendel on Thu, 01/31/2019 - 8:32 pm

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I am excited and proud to be part of a city that cares about its citizens needs. Being an avid cyclist and someone who both bikes to work and recreationally, I would love to see a connection to San Juan Capistrano’s trail system which connects to the beach via the San Juan Creek Trail. That would give safe access from Mission Viejo all the way to San Clemente.

Submitted by Hai Huynh on Fri, 02/01/2019 - 11:35 am

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Very much like the idea of extending and building new bike trail to connect to existing bike trail; for example from looking at the proposal map, I could ride from Mission Viejo to the Aliso Creed trail by Los Alisos and Muirland or to Cook corner just stay on the bike trail.

Submitted by Hai Huynh on Fri, 02/01/2019 - 11:37 am

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Another great extension of the new bike trail is I could ride from the Mission Viejo / Laguna Niguel train station all the way to Aliso Creek trail or other trails on this new proposal trail network.

Submitted by Derek Slabosz on Sun, 02/03/2019 - 8:07 am

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One of the biggest greivances cities and municipalities do with respect to class II bike lanes is they cut the bike lane into the gutter pan. Due to this, the usable bike lane will have 18” width in places. This practice needs to stop. Minimum widths should not include the gutter, think of how difficult it is to ride in an angled gutter, inches from the curb.

Submitted by Eric on Sun, 02/03/2019 - 6:55 pm

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Ticket drivers who drift into the bike lane! Ticket drivers who text! Add rumble strips or, better yet, physical barriers between the bike line and regular traffic. In any contact between bike and car, the cyclist is going to lose. I don't want to die.

I’m an avid cyclist and user of all the trails and roadways in the region. Bike paths only get you so far and are great. Please make more of them. As most folks need to ride to and from the bike path, please prioritize the safety while on the open road. Most of the larger arterial roads have speed limits in excess of 45mph. Distracted and speeding drivers have just a few feet of margin before they can destroy someone's life and a family's future. Something to raise awareness, punish/enforce, and protect is key. More people will ride if they are safe. Thank you. So glad that you are all solliciting feedback. I'm happy to help however I can!

Submitted by Ann on Tue, 02/05/2019 - 2:30 pm

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There have too many cyclists killed while riding in the bike lanes next to main thorough fares. And with texting and talking - it scares the daylights out of me to even 'consider' riding my bike on any of the main streets - Alicia, Oso, La Paz, Marguerite, Los Alisos, etc. We aren't supposed to ride on the sidewalks but if you fear for your life then there is no other option.

Please whatever you do, help keep us away from car traffic with dedicated trails and pathways. I would love to ride more than I do but I won't ride on the streets anymore - only trails or dedicated/separate bike paths.

It would be great if there was a way to hook up from MV with the super bike path in Irvine that goes all the way to Back Bay. Now there is a bike path to emulate.

Submitted by John Stanley on Tue, 02/19/2019 - 1:17 pm

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A couple of years ago I had a collision with an older gentleman who did not signal a right turn. My head hit the curb and my helmet was badly dented! I had a concussion and went via ambulance to the hospital. That year many cyclists were KILLED in Orange County. So . . .

Here is my idea: Put signs on the SIDEWALKS that say, "bicyclists allowed on this sidewalk. Maximum speed 10 MPH"

Sidewalks give you a greater distance from automobiles and distracted drivers. They also give you the curb, trees and poles between you and death!

But you object,"What about the pedestrians? Where I ride I RARELY see any pedestrians. Maybe a few on the weekend. Any that I pass understand why I'm using the sidewalk. No problem.

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