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Old 02-18-16, 09:56 PM
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CRITICAL PUBLIC MEETING in Hacienda Heights Wednesday 9/30! Lets Build a Bike Park!!!

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CRITICAL PUBLIC MEETING in Hacienda Heights Wednesday 9/30!

LA County will be presenting design options for the Puente Hills
Landfill Park, and a bike park and trails is on the list of potential
options! However, it will not happen without strong public support!!!

Please join us if at all possible, and sign on to the new online petition to support the project!

Wednesday September 30 (6:30-8:30pm)
PRESENTATION OF ALTERNATIVE PARK CONCEPTS
Hacienda Heights Community Center
1234 Valencia Ave.
Hacienda Heights, CA 91745
https://www.change.org/p/hilda-solis...-landfill-park
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CRITICAL PUBLIC MEETING in Hacienda Heights Wednesday 9/30!
I hope you provide a handy reminder service closer to the date!

OK, so last time I hiked through there (2 or 3 years ago) that looked like a very active land fill site. Is it "done"?

If they converted that area to mixed trail use or a bike park or what have you, it would connect to the turnbull canyon trails somehow, would it not? That would be pretty spectacular and might just tip me into getting an actual off road bike. I live really close to the murphy ranch baseball park just off Colima / Mar Vista. A bike park in the area would be awesome.
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From the PoV of a Roadie, there are other long standing problems in this area that could use funding.

First on my list is the condition of the section of Colima that descends into Whittier. Since early 2013, after they cut the rumble strips, this part of Colima is way below sub-standard quality. There are always marble sized pieces of gravel far out into the bikelane. I've personally had pinch flats at speed after rolling over one of those, fortunately I'm still here to tell my tale.

I've talked to the PubWorks Chief of Whittier and he has suggested that this part of Colima is up for repaving - nice of him to admit it. When they did the rumble strip, whatever machine they used managed to crack the road every 20 feet (again, in the descending section). This damage can only quicken the further decline of the road condition.

To tell you the truth, a bike park can only mean more drive-to-ride types and I'm luke warm for more of that. To reach this area, I ride over 12 miles to get there. I never use the car to start a ride here, although I see many that do.

In the photo below, its seen that Whittier has recently painted bike arrows. Notice how the figure goes over the seem, almost into the curb. This is bad form on their part as its implied that bikes belong in the gutter. If Whittier paints these without paving the road first, perhaps they don't plan to pave it.

However, a short distance away, our friends in Hacienda Heights have paved theirs and also added some traffic calming features.

My previous post about Colima Road.
https://www.bikeforums.net/southern-california/906045-sunken-rumble-strip-whittier.html



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Interesting. I grew up in that area. I used to ride and hike those trails in Turnbull all the time, actually still do. They have closed off a lot of access on the landfill/orange grove side. I wonder if this park will reconnect it, that would be great
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Colima is a fun climb, but man, the debris and sh_t you find in that bike lane is appalling. Bolts. Wires. Gravel. Glass. Every time I climb it on the way to Turnbull, I cross my fingers I'm not going to get a nail through the sidewall. Oddly enough I ride almost right up against the rumble strips as most of the junk accumulates right by the curb in the bike lane proper.
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Yeah, that's the downside of the rumble strips, although they're pretty close to the car travel lane and pretty far from the bike lane, relatively speaking. They reduced the size of the bike lane when they put them in. I tend to stick to the right edge of the safety striping between the bike lane and the car lane for exactly the reasons you describe.
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