An average of one cyclist is killed every month in Orange County, California. David Whiting, editor-at-large and columnist for the Orange County Register, will talk and lead a discussion on the issue of cyclist fatalities in Orange County, California. Whiting has been a cyclist on Orange County roads for 13 years.
You can attend this talk Wedesday evening, September 8 2010, beginning at 7 PM at the Irvine Ranch Water District board meeting room during the Orange County Wheelman monthly meeting. The Water District is located at 15600 Sand Canyon Avenue Irvine, CA.
Bike club meeting directions fail to accommodate cyclists!
I had to hunt for that address: it’s unfortunate and perhaps telling that the directions I received for the meeting give only driving and parking directions via I-405 and I-5, to wit:
The Irvine Transportation Center — a major Orange County transit hub serving Amtrak, several Orange County Metrolink lines, and multiple OCTA bus lines — is just 2.5 bike laned miles away from the meeting location. The trains stop running after the commute hours, but OCTA bus #90 runs until midnight, and, hopefully, bike club members will have a bicycle to ride, no?
We gripe about the lack of bike accommodation from businesses and large events, but a bike club failing to provide bike directions or mention what bike parking facilities are available? I realize OCW is a recreational riding club, but even recreational riders can get around by bike. It’s easy to include bicycling directions, and I urge you, OCW, to do better than this.