• March 1, 2024
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Jeffrey/Alton Parkway Road Intersection Widenings

Under the Consent Calendar on the February 27th City Council meeting, staff is asking City Council to award the construction contract to Sully-Miller Contracting, the lowest bidder to complete a road widening of Jeffrey/Alton. This project was approved by City Council in April 2022 and is funded through NITM (North Irvine Transportation Mitigation) program, a […]

City Hall Featured Planning Commission

Opinion: We Need to Update Bicycle Parking Minimums

I want to thank the Planning Commission’s consideration for updating bicycle parking minimum requirements. I would like to ask the Commission to consider the following in its discussion: The implementation of bicycle parking minimums for (multi-family) residential uses that are currently lacking in the code. The regulation of short-term bicycle rack types to more practical […]

Featured Transportation Transportation Commission

Irvine’s Best Bus Service Starts Soon. And It’s Free!

The City is about to launch a new free shuttle service named “City Link”, originally called Yale-Barranca. It will traverse mainly along Yale Avenue and Barranca Parkway and will connect many residential areas with commercial centers, schools, health care, the Irvine Spectrum, and the Irvine Train Station which offers Metrolink and Amtrak regional rail transit. […]

Featured Opinion Opinion Planning

Opinion: The Case for Prioritizing People Over Parking

I recently attempted to visit Roosevelt Coffee near Cypress Village Shopping Center to do some work on my laptop. This is the story of that journey, which illustrates why Irvine parking policies – like parking policies everywhere – make cities unpleasant, unsustainable, and bankrupt.  I decided to take OCTA’s 167 bus line, which is a […]

Bike lane Featured Irvine Matters Opinion

Opinion: The Path Towards a Greener and Healthier Transportation System for Irvine

We rightfully take a lot of pride in our trail system in Irvine: We have one of the most exhaustive networks of trails in Orange County, and as a result, we are one of the most bikeable cities in the region. Many trails offer grade separation, where there is no interaction at all with motor […]

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