Orange County opens new bikeway in Santa Ana

On August 20th, Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do and OC Public Works held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Santa Ana Gardens Bikeway Project.

The groundbreaking signals the beginning of construction on the new bikeway, which will allow for children in the neighborhood to have a safe path to use in order to bike to Monte Vista Elementary School and do outdoor activities.

Supervisor Do explaining the new bikeway to Vietnamese guests

Supervisor Do explaining the new bikeway to Vietnamese guests

“Today, we’re breaking ground on Phase III of the project,” said Supervisor Do on Saturday at the groundbreaking ceremony,  “The County has invested more than $600,000 to make sure that school kids in this neighborhood have a safe trail to get around our community – to go to the park – to safely walk or ride a bike to school

The new project has received its funding through the County grant from OC Parks and OCFCD, for approximately $600,000. The County of Orange has also provided 95% of construction drawings for the new bike trail. The City of Santa Ana and the SAUSD have been supportive of the County taking the lead on the new bikeway project and assisted in its implementati

Recently, Orange County Transportation Authority awarded a $20 million dollar grant to improve and expand the number of bike trails and pedestrian walkways throughout Orange County. The First District will receive almost half, $9.2 million, for bike trails in the cities of Santa Ana, Garden Grove, and Westminster.

(Left to Right) Khalid Bazmi of OCPW, Mauro Garcia of PUB construction, Supervisor Andrew Do, Hugh Nguyen OC Clerk Recorder, and Steven Nguyen

(Left to Right) Khalid Bazmi of OCPW, Mauro Garcia of PUB construction, Supervisor Andrew Do, Hugh Nguyen OC Clerk Recorder, and Steven Nguyen

Supervisor Andrew Do has long been a proponent for expanding open spaces and recreation facilities in the First District.

“Every kid in Orange County deserves a safe place to play,” he said.

This bikeway is only the beginning of a major investment in expanding the number of safe bike trails throughout the First District.