Garden Grove

Bike corridors are on the way

BICYLISTS in Garden Grove Civic Center during an “Open Streets” event (OC Tribune file photo).

Do you like to bike but are a little wary of sharing a lane with a car or truck?

There’s help on the way. The Garden Grove City Council on Tuesday will consider awarding a contract to Southstar Engineering & Consulting, Inc. for management of the construction of a major bicycle corridor program in the city.

CalTrans in 2018 awarded Garden Grove $1.1 million in grant funds to improve on-street bicycle infrastructure by 75 percent. The end result should be the establishment of five major corridors:

  • Brookhurst Street (from Trask Avenue to Katella Avenue)
  • Western Street (from Garden Grove Boulevard to Orangewood Avenue)
  • Chapman Avenue (from Valley View Street to Beach Boulevard)
  • Gilbert Street (from Deodora Drive to Katella Avenue)
  • Lampson Avenue (from Dale Street to Haster Street).

The project will include striping buffers on existing bike lanes, striping bike lane network gaps, improving and creating bicycle routes and providing wayfinding signs.

Southstar’s bid is for $135,805. Construction should be completed by August 2023, according to a city staff report.


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  1. This is great news… with one Addition. Please take input from the pubic and cyclists as to the details and methods used. Santa Ana did “bike infrastructure” on Hazard street (which I used to ride before they made changes) and now I refuse to use it because of the new road hazards their changes introduced.

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