Local Government

City of Fullerton needs your input before October 1, 2023

The City of Fullerton is pursuing an Orange County Complete Streets grant for Harbor Blvd between Bastanchury Rd and Brea Blvd/Valley View Dr. This project would allow for improvements such as installing new sidewalks, improving bike lanes, enhancing lighting, upgrading transit, and implementing traffic calming measures. The staff is looking for community feedback and would appreciate it if you took a few minutes to answer the following survey questions.


Questions below are what to expect on the survey:

  1. Harbor Blvd, between Bastanchury Rd and Brea Blvd/Valley View Dr, is currently a 6-lane major arterial highway with a center turn lane and discontinuous Class II bike lanes. Which items do you think the corridor would benefit from? Choices are (can select all) sidewalks, enhanced street lighting, traffic calming, transit upgrades, and improved bike lanes.

2. As a part of this project, a lane reduction is being considered. A lane reduction is a traffic calming measure implemented with the goal of reducing traffic speed and collision rates while also improving the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists. Common methods used with lane reduction include raised medians, painted buffers, installation/widening of sidewalk and bike lanes, pedestrian refuge islands, etc.

NOTE: A traffic study was conducted and concluded there was no expected negative impact on existing or future traffic if a lane reduction were to be implemented. In addition, a 4-lane configuration would be consistent with all other Harbor Blvd segments throughout the City.

Should the following features be prioritized if a lane reduction is introduced? Raised center median, sidewalk, bike lane buffer, and/or widened bike lanes (can choose one or all).

3. The installation of a new traffic signal is being considered at the proposed entrance to the Brea Dam Park, Golfers Paradise, and a potential dog park. Do you think Harbor Blvd will benefit from having an additional traffic signal between Bastanchury Rd and Brea Blvd/Valley View Dr? Yes, Maybe, or No?

4. Please list the top three improvements you would like to see on this segment of Harbor Blvd. (Max 120 characters)

5. Would you like to see the City of Fullerton pursue grant opportunities for projects similar to this one in the future? Yes, Maybe, or No. Provide zip and any comments or feedback you would like to provide.

End of survey.



27 replies »

  1. All I want is for the city to finally connect the sidewalks between Valencia Mesa and Brea Blvd. on the East side of Harbor. The current gap is less than 300 yards so it shouldn’t be too difficult to do. Cars travel at over 50mph on that stretch which makes walking or biking in that area extremely dangerous with no sidewalk and no bike lane barriers in place. I live off Bastanchury and I take the train to my office in downtown LA. If they finally close that gap I would seriously consider riding my bike to the train station instead of driving.


  3. Another Lane Reduction debacle benefitting the 3 pedestrians and cyclists who just can’t wait to grind their way up that hill.

    • A sidewalk to YMCA and the hospital would in my opinion be great. Many nurses and other staff walk during their lunch. Bicyclists like the challenge and exercise of up hill cycling and the joy of coasting down a hill as well.

      • I work right next to St. Jude and bike in. The current bike “route” is terrible and unsafe, so I’d love to see improvements. And the Fullerton Loop is one of the most heavily-trafficked MTB trail in the country, attracting something like 100,000 bicyclists per year from all over SoCal. It makes sense to create better infrastructure for the Loop, too. And it’s just a no-brainer to make things safer for pedestrians, who have been calling for complete sidewalks on Harbor for years. No downsides here.

    • You should get out more, it would be good for you and you’d learn some things. There are lots of pedestrians and cyclists, and they’re just as deserving of shared use of the roads as you.

      And it kind of takes getting out on two wheels to know that it takes making the usabilty upgrades to attract the users. Your distorted idea of how many people would use it doesn’t matter because it’s not based on anything.

  4. Instead of spending money on crap, why not help out senior citizens that are struggling with raising taxes and higher prices on everything. We always give preference to illegals, homeless drug addicted sidewalk people and those who have a special agenda. Why not give some preference to struggling seniors who have worked all their lives, paid taxes all their lives and now have to go to food banks to eat. What a disgrace for this country to ignore the people who have worked so hard all their lives to make this a great country.

    • Investing in local transport infrastructure and making the areas people live and work in less car-possessed and more walkable is not ‘crap’ by any means.

    • Marcia – council had an opportunity to impose rent control back when multi-millionaire John Saunders bought Rancho La Paz and jacked rents up – but instead they took campaign money from him and voted no. As a result many old retirees had to move out and sell their homes to Saunders who has increased rents beyond what retirees can pay.
      Before you vote next time check out candidates who are supported by Apartment Assoc and developers and which are supported by working peoples unions.

    • “why not help out senior citizens that are struggling with raising taxes and higher prices on everything. ”

      What do you suggest exactly?

      In any event, improving the roads for all users has no negative impact on Fullerton’s senior citizens so I am not sure why you’re bringing them into it.

  5. Road funds should be utilized for road repairs. The projects above are nice.. but, not when city managers responsible for road conditions recommend taxes be raised to repair roads

    • Car infrastructure doesn’t pay for itself, despite user fees, gas taxes, license fees, etc. Car infrastructure is INCREDIBLY expensive. Cars tear up their own infrastructure at a breathtaking clip.

      If you don’t want to use taxes for road repairs, please share where you think the money should come from.

      • “Car infrastructure doesn’t pay for itself…”

        What a profoundly bizarre thing to write. Please prove your assertion.

          • That’s your argument? Good Lord, get a clue.

            Roads support the economy as even you must realize. People going to work, goods and services being delivered – by road. Emergency services by cops and paramedics? Delivered by road. Meals on Wheels? Delivered on roads in cars.

            Roads pay for themselves many times over if you even try to think about it. Bike lanes and public transit? Never.in a million years – vastly subsidized.

            • I see the value in roads and bike paths. I disagree that roads pay for themselves. First: They are roads they do not have money. Second: The vehicles that use roads damage the roads and the business using the road make the money which they do not spend to pave or repair the roads. Third: No one is saying to get rid of roads. Narrowing the roads means that there are less surface to resurface. In a city that has struggled with this issue for at least a decade (e.i., Councilmember Bruce Whitaker campaign in 2013 said that he would fix the roads) it is common sense to downsize and make the streets we do have easier to take care of.

            • Yep, that’s my argument! It’s much better sourced than yours! Remember that just because you choose not to believe something, it doesn’t make it less true, my dear!

              Here’s another one!


              Before you pooh-pooh this study just because it was done in Copenhagen, remember that the differential would be even greater here in the US. Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater~!

              Roads can do many things at once. Making them safe for everyone, instead of making them safe for cars and dangerous for everyone else, isn’t a good use of space.

              If we all were as contrarian as you are, humanity would be stuck in the stone age or worse. Let’s celebrate progress and innovative ways of thinking about how we get around our wonderful city!

            • Zenger, Amy answered your question factually, and proved your assumption wrong.

              Then you deflected which feels like dishonesty to me.

              The truth is you didn’t really want the info.

    • ” but, not when city managers responsible for road conditions recommend taxes be raised to repair road”

      Less lanes subject to vehicle traffic = less costly to maintain.

      Bicycles and sidewalks don’t require the same level of ongoing expense.

      So it seems to me if you want more road maintenance for less where needed you’d be for car lane reductions where they’re not.

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