As Irvine grows, our transportation needs are becoming more complex. As in other California cities, Irvine residents primarily reply on their cars to get around town. But Irvine has also made it a priority to support and encourage other forms of transportation – including walking and biking.
Recently, Irvine was recognized as a “Silver” Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists, the oldest and largest membership organization of cyclists in the United States. We are justifiably proud that we have 301 miles of on-street bike lanes and 54 miles of off-street bikeways in Irvine, providing safe and efficient bikepaths for the casual to the expert bike rider.
The City of Irvine is now conducting an important study to better understand how residents, employees and visitors walk, bike or get around Irvine.
Participants who take the Active Transportation Survey on or before February 28, 2014, [update: the deadline for taking the survey has now been extended to March 20, 2014] will be entered in a drawing to win prizes from local bike and retail shops in Irvine, including Pedego Electric Bikes and Jax Bicycle Center.
The City of Irvine values your input, which will help inform transportation decisions that affect our community. For more information, contact Mike Davis, Transit Programs Administrator, at 949-724-6288.
P.S. You can get great maps of Irvine’s bike trails and bikeways at the City of Irvine Bikeways page, including an amazing interactive map of Irvine’s bike trails. The page also provides bicycle safety tips and information and a bike safety video.