Revised Circulation Element Update July 12, 2022

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City staff and its consultant team have been working with the Planning Commission and the community over the past 22 months to prepare an update to the General Plan Circulation Element. The Circulation Element is being updated to comply with state law mandates, such as “Complete Streets” and Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) legislation. It is also being refreshed to reflect the community’s vision on trending transportation matters, including electric vehicles (EV), rideshare services (e.g., Uber and Lyft), public transportation, telecommuting, as well as parking and parking lot management.

The revised document is available online. Please click here to download and view.

You can submit written comments/questions on the Revised Circulation Element Update by email to GPUpdate@newportbeachca.gov. Please submit any comments by August 1, 2022.

The Circulation Element was last updated in 2006. The Circulation Element Update includes new and revised Goals and Policies to provide for a balanced transportation network that will support and encourage walking, bicycling, and transit ridership. Goals and Policies have been written to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, plan for future technology, and improve safety in the circulation system. A technical traffic analysis will be prepared with the upcoming Land Use Element Update.

Going forward, the schedule is anticipated to be:

  • September 8, 2022 – Planning Commission public hearing.
  • September 27, 2022 – City Council public hearing.

The City greatly appreciates the community’s participation and engagement in the preparation of the Circulation Element Update.

To view the initial draft from March 12, 2021, please click here.