Bicycle Safety Within Coto de Caza
the June 8, 2006 Coto de Caza board meeting Yo
Orduno described a public safety situation in the Summerfield district
including a warning about an increase of rush hour cyclists in and around
Vista Del Verde, some even riding
pairwise making the early morning commute even more perilous. Varo stated that
“there were many things that could be done” (none was mentioned an no action
item was recorded). While
Varo was willing to readily assign board members to the different committees,
public safety turned out to be Coto’s Tar B
should be pointed out that the California
Vehicle Code states that contrary to the security consultant’s views, “ Bicycles
riders (cyclists) on public streets have the same rights and responsibilities as
automobile drivers and are subject to the same rules and regulations as any
other vehicle on the road” – this means it is illegal to ride two
the CVC indicates:
Most bicycle riding is done on roads and streets shared with motor
vehicles. For your safety and the safety of others, obey the rules of the road
as if you were driving a car -- stop at stop signs, red lights, and signals
before turning or changing lanes.
Always ride on the right side of the road. Stay in single file as far to
the right as practical. It's both dangerous and illegal to ride on the left side
of a two-way highway.
local governments, such as Irvine, Santa Ana and others have made it a priority
to inform their residents of these rules and regulations and also enforce them.
For example, the Santa
Ana Bicycle Rider’s Rules are:
now the question is, who on the board will take an action items and respond
positively to Yo Orduno, now that you know of the ongoing illegal activity?
2006-2007 Coto de Caza Board of Directors Meeting, Standing Room Only!
…and Coto de Caza’s Tar Baby
May 2006 Newsletter
June 2006 Newsletter
NEWS: COTO IS SAFER THAN OTHER COMMUNITIES:
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