« on: April 11, 2010, 04:19:18 pm »
After more discussions I suggest using Shared Use Trails for NBR 66 across the north side of the LA basin to Pasadena and connecting to Venice Blvd, which is a class II (bike lane) route from downtown Los Angeles to the beach at Santa Monica. This route generally follows Historic Rt 66 and goes near civic centers of quite a few towns. From Devore this route goes down Sierra to Baseline connecting to the Pacific Electric Trail and the Citrus Belt Trail. I still need suggestions for getting from the Arroyo Seco Bike trail to Venice Blvd. There are several north south Shared Use river trails that can be used to get to or near all the towns in the LA basin from this route. The path distance from Devore to the beach at Santa Monica is about 90 miles.
Also for NBR 70 I suggest going south through San Bernardino to the Santa Ana River Trail, which is planned as a Shared Use Trail to the beach. The route uses Sierra Ave and planned Class II streets Kendall and Waterman. The eastern part of Santa Ana Trail goes within a mile of downtown Riverside. At present there is a 10 mile gap in the trail across Norco and Corona, but there is at least one good route through this area using streets. Advocates I talk to think that this gap in the developed trail will be filled in the next few years. This route has the advantage of avoiding the urban areas of the LA basin, arriving at the coast route in about 70 miles from Devore.