The City Council voted unanimously to support multimodal transportation in the updated General Plan. They are the only City in Orange County to make such a declaration. Introduced by Councilman Baker, the motion passed with consensus (5-0) opinion and stated the following:
“San Clemente’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan shall be fully integrated with the City’s updated Circulation Element so as to comply with the letter and spirit of California’s Complete Streets Law, thereby creating a balanced multimodal transportation system for all.”
Looking toward the future, Councilwoman Lori Donchak said, “I really view this as San Clemente’s Complete Streets Initiative. We have a tool before us to ensure we’ll take the Complete Streets legislation seriously and that, ultimately, we’ll end up with a superior Circulation Element . . . It would be a true salute to the fact that we want multimodal experiences in San Clemente.”
If you’d like to read more, here’s a link I wrote as an Op-Ed piece about the Council’s decision:
I sense that 2012 will be a great year for San Clemente, the Spanish Village by the Sea.