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Friday, May 8, 2009

Puente Link : A bridge of opportunity

The “Puente Link” is a ¼ mile, Class I (paved, off road) bicycle route designed to link the northern and southern segments of Puente Street across the Brea Creek Channel in northern Fullerton and adjacent Brea. This vital transportation link will provide a variety of opportunities for our community. Never has such a small project done so much for so many.
View a Google Map of the "Puente Link"
This bikeway was approved by the Fullerton City Council as part of a proposed Master Plan of Bikeways in the early 1990’s and has been part of the City of Fullerton’s General Plan since 1996. It has been at the top of the Bicycle User’s Subcommittee (BUSC) list of priorities for over a decade.

The reasons for that status are many: this short trail is a critical N/S and E/W link; it connects the isolated northern part of the city to the south; it links to other existing and planned Fullerton bicycle routes and creates a useful commuting route; and it provides access to many other bicycle routes in cities to the north of Fullerton. Further, there are limited safe alternatives to this route. Now, external funds have been acquired and are in place to build this route at no cost to the City.

There is some neighborhood opposition to this project. A number of concerns have been voiced all of which are easily rebutted or mitigated. However, our community must know that no City of Fullerton Municipal Tax dollars will be spent on this project. The bulk of the money comes from Caltrans and OCTA. This is money that is designated to be spent on alternative transportation infrastructure. It cannot be repurposed for any other project or program in Fullerton. Roughly 15% comes from the Brea Dam fund. This is money that must be spent on Brea Dam area projects.
The City Council needs to know that there is widespread support for this route. Please contact Fullerton Council Members (Bankhead, Jones, Quirk, Keller and Nelson) and let them know how you feel.

The email address for the Council members is

Also, please come to the special Meeting of the Parks and Recreation Commissions on May 18th at 6:30 in the City of Fullerton Council Chambers to lend your support.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Could you provide a map link showing where this Puente Link will be built? Thanks!

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