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Corridor 66 Implementation / West end of NBR 66 and NBR 70
« on: April 11, 2010, 07:19:18 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.

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Corridor 66 Implementation / West End of NBRS Route 66
« on: October 02, 2009, 01:14:49 am »
I suggest that the west end of Rt 66 join Rt 70 at or near Barstow CA. and (going westbound) be common to Devore.  From Devore Rt 70 could stay near the north edge of the Los Angeles basin while Rt 66 goes south and west near Riverside and then joins the coast Rt 95  near the southern edge of the Los Angeles area - maybe Huntington Beach.  An option for Rt 66 is to be the Santa Ana River MUT, which passes very near downtown Riverside and continues to the beach.  At present there is a gap of about 10 miles in the developed trail through Norco and Corona, but there are reasonable surface streets available now. I hope to get comment from cyclists who have ridden these areas.
Larry Scheetz

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I suggest that the route of NBR 70 from Barstow, CA to the Pacific coast follow the Mojave river (Old National Trails Highway) to San Bernardino. An all-paved route is available by following the river southeast from Victorville and then using CA 138 to meet Interstate15 at Cajon Junction.  Approximately 1 mi of riding on the shoulder of Interstate 15 may be necessary at present. The old Rt. 66 road is now open southbound to Devore.

From Devore west I suggest that 2 routes be considered, one staying near the north edge of the Los Angeles basin to Pasadena, Los Angeles and Santa Monica and the other continuing south to meet the Santa Ana River Trail.  The north option can connect with several multiuse river trails or give access to many other LA suburb cities. I hope to get advice from local road maintenance agencies and bicycle clubs to choose detail routes.

Larry Scheetz

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California / NBRS 70 Barstow to the Coast
« on: August 11, 2009, 11:26:50 pm »
I suggest that the route of NBR 70 from Barstow, CA to the Pacific coast follow the Mojave river (Old National Trails Highway) to San Bernardino. An all-paved route is available by following the river southeast from Victorville and then using CA 138 to meet Interstate15 at Cajon Junction.  Approximately 1 mi of riding on the shoulder of Interstate 15 is necessary at present. Then the old Rt. 66 road is open to Devore.

From Devore west I suggest that 2 routes be considered, one staying near the north edge of the Los Angeles basin to Pasadena, Los Angeles and Santa Monica and the other continuing south to meet the Santa Ana River Trail.  The north option can connect with several multiuse river trails or give access to many other LA suburb cities. I hope to get advice from local road maintenance agencies and bicycle clubs to choose detail routes.

Larry Scheetz

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