FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 8, 2014
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Joel Zlotnik (714) 560-5713, Eric Carpenter (714) 560-5697
NEWS ADVISORY: Bike Safety Topic of OCTA Community Workshop
WHAT: The Orange County Bike Safety Workshop, led by Orange County Transportation Authority officials, will bring together bicycle advocates, transportation leaders and law enforcement officials to help develop solutions for making cycling a viable and safe choice for commuting and recreation.
OCTA officials called for the workshop in response to several recent incidents between cyclists and motorists, resulting in serious injuries and fatalities.
Orange County already has more than 1,000 miles of bikeways with more on the way. The goal of the workshop is to discuss existing bicycle safety plans and to solicit community input that can be turned into workable solutions for making Orange County a more bicycle-friendly community.
Interest among invited guests has been strong, with a capacity crowd of nearly 100 who’ve already confirmed attendance.
The media is invited to cover the event.
WHO: Those scheduled to speak include:
- OCTA Chairman Shawn Nelson, also Fourth District Supervisor
- OCTA Vice Chairman Jeffrey Lalloway, also an Irvine councilman
- OCTA Director Todd Spitzer, also Third District Supervisor
- OCTA CEO Darrell Johnson
- Representatives from the Orange County Sheriff’s and Irvine Police departments.
WHEN: 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 14
WHERE: Irvine City Hall, 1 Civic Center, Irvine, CA 92606
WHY: As the OCTA continues to oversee the development of bikeways, transportation officials want to work with the cycling community and law enforcement to ensure that proper steps are being taken to make Orange County a role model for bicycling safety.
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