Newport Beach is a great place to ride a bicycle. The weather is mild and our bikeways offer some of the most beautiful views in Orange County. So, why aren’t more residents riding bikes for recreation and for everyday trips?
We know there are a lot of factors that go into a person’s decision to ride a bike. The Bicycle Master Plan is a guide for how the City can make bicycle rides better in Newport Beach, and encourage more people to enjoy biking—whether you’re out for a cruise along the beach or the Back Bay, climbing the hills of Newport Coast, using a bike for your everyday trips, or using your bike to commute to work.
At the October 28, 2014 Newport Beach City Council meeting, the City Council unanimously adopted the 2014 City of Newport Beach Bicycle Master Plan and authorized City staff to move forward with the implementation stage of the over 130 facility recommendations and over 30 program recommendations. The City Council and project team are grateful to the Bicycle Master Plan Oversight Committee and community members for their role in the creation of this landmark document.
The approved Bicycle Master Plan is available for review or download. (Please note it is over 200 pages including the Appendices.)
If you have any questions about the Bicycle Master Plan or cycling within the city, contact Senior Civil Engineer Brad Sommers at 949-644-3326 or firstname.lastname@example.org.