• September 26, 2020
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Transportation Commission

Improving Irvine’s Traffic Circulation

Agenda Item 1: Project Report for the Culver Drive and Alton Parkway Intersection Improvement Project With the goal of reducing traffic congestion and improving the circulation at the Culver Drive and Alton Parkway intersection the following improvements are proposed: On Culver add a northbound through lane. On Culver convert the right lane into a regular […]

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Transportation Commission: Signal Synchronization and Oak Creek Rideshare

Agenda Item 3: Plans, specifications, and contract documents for Culver Drive/Bonita Canyon Drive Signal Synchronization Program Project The City of Irvine has a partnership project with the City of Newport Beach and Cal Trans to synchronize traffic signals along Culver Drive and Bonita Canyon Drive which will serve to improve the traffic flow along this […]

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Parking Permit Program Aims to Reduce Overflow Problems in Westpark Neighborhoods

Will Parking Permits Reduce Overflow, Loitering, and Littering Problems? Agenda Item 1:  Westpark Community Parking Regulations Westpark residents have been experiencing problems with overflow parking on their neighborhood streets from cars based outside the community and between tracts. The Westpark community has also been experiencing loitering, littering, and illegal activity on their streets. In March […]

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Planning Commission Decision Being Appealed By Neighboring Business Owners

A decision of the Planning Commission is being appealed by a property owner located next to the proposed project and a group called Supporters’ Alliance for Environmental Responsibility. The appeal will be heard before the City Council on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. The City Council can affirm, deny, modify, or send it back to the […]

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Existing and Future Traffic Data: Significant Increases Within City Standards

The Planning Commission will receive a city mobility report and presentation at its meeting this Thursday, July 2nd. The 2020 Citywide Circulation Phasing Analysis Report, as it is formally known, is currently available for public review and was prepared by LSA Consultants in coordination with city staff, as well as a Task Force with representatives […]

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Understanding the Great Park Decision-Making Process: Conversations With Anthony Kuo and John Russo

Photo taken by David Kline For some time now, I have been following Irvine’s decision-making process with regards to city development projects and business matters. Here is how the process works for everything in Irvine, minus the Great Park developments: City staff members study and analyze agenda items and compile their results in a Staff […]

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Transportation Commission: iShuttle and Traffic Impact on Barranca

Attendees Avinder Chawla Steven Greenberg Ken Montgomery Shilpa Patel Sidney Wu The Transportation Commission met on February 18, 2020. Below are the meeting highlights. To see the complete agenda click here. Presentation of IBC Transportation Management Systems Irvine is currently operating three Irvine Business Complex (IBC) I-Shuttle routes from Tustin Metrolink train station serving business […]

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Do IBC Residents Need Additional Retail?

During the February 4, 2010 Transportation Commission meeting, city staff will present a proposal to amend Irvine’s zoning ordinance in the Irvine Business Complex (“IBC”). The amendment would provide an incentive for developers to build additional retail in the IBC. The incentive would consist of reducing the “Developer Retail Development Intensity Value” fees and costs […]

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Op-Ed: Why Have A Transportation Commission If They Are Not Asked To Evaluate Traffic Impact Reports For Development Projects?

During a recent Planning Commission meeting, Vice Chair Smith voiced a notable concern. The traffic report for the development project being discussed, which was found to have an impact on traffic circulation, was never referred to the Transportation Commission for evaluation and approval. What is the purpose of the Transportation Commission if not to evaluate […]

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Opinion: Start Planning Now!

Are you fed up with out-of-control traffic on Irvine streets? Are you tired of circling around and around to find a parking spot? Let’s take action to get our city to start planning for the future now! The City Council is doing a great job of protecting our villages from development projects that adversely affect […]

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