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Old 10-20-10, 08:16 PM
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Speed limit on SART

A lot of my cycling friends are freaking about the posting of the 10 mph speed limit on SART. Has anyone seen any enforcment or been ticketed. This speed limit has been on the books for years, but never enforced. This SART offical websight got many cyclist upset. Not only does it mention the 10 mph speed limit but also post hours of use to 7am to 6 pm. This would eliminate most bike commuters. I hope as in the past they don't enforce this.
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OOps this is the websight https://www.trailsafetypatrol.com/
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OOps this is the websight https://www.trailsafetypatrol.com/
There was huge thread on this about a month ago.
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I see cops on the trail about once a month at most. Once a motorbike cop actually rode a mile or two along the trail, and another time there was simply a police cruiser parked near an underpass of the SART. I couldn't tell if he was clocking people or just looking for seedy characters. Of course last week a full sized fire truck and ambulance were behind me on the trail (with lights on, and gaining ground on me). Wasn't expecting to see that behind me!

So, there are cops, but I've never heard of anybody getting a speeding ticket.
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SARTP Speed Limit

Originally Posted by John R
A lot of my cycling friends are freaking about the posting of the 10 mph speed limit on SART. Has anyone seen any enforcment or been ticketed. This speed limit has been on the books for years, but never enforced. This SART offical websight got many cyclist upset. Not only does it mention the 10 mph speed limit but also post hours of use to 7am to 6 pm. This would eliminate most bike commuters. I hope as in the past they don't enforce this.
The website you posted has the following disclaimer: Disclaimer: Friends of the Santa Ana River Trail is not a law enforcement agency nor part of a governmental department. However through our volunteer work we support the efforts of local police, fire and public works departments and the various governmental departments which oversee and safeguard the Santa Ana River Trail system.

The official website of the SARTP was online starting 09/23/2010 and is here: https://www.santaanarivertrail.org/home.html

The goofo website you are referring to hasn't even linked up the true "official" website yet.
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That websight may not be official but the speed limit posting is real. We need to keep each other informed if they start enforcing it. I know a few years back they did enforce the 10 mile speed limit on the boardwalk along the beach. They used radar. The county and cities are broke, It wouldn't supprise me if they used this to try to raise revenue.
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Originally Posted by jmX
I see cops on the trail about once a month at most. Once a motorbike cop actually rode a mile or two along the trail, and another time there was simply a police cruiser parked near an underpass of the SART. I couldn't tell if he was clocking people or just looking for seedy characters. Of course last week a full sized fire truck and ambulance were behind me on the trail (with lights on, and gaining ground on me). Wasn't expecting to see that behind me!

So, there are cops, but I've never heard of anybody getting a speeding ticket.
Whenever you see Cops on the trail, it usually means that there was an incident recently and so they step up the patrols. Then the patrols will start to diminish until the next time something happens.

I recall seeing the Cops get out of their squad cars and go to the Katella underpass to get the homeless to move their stuff. Even then, the homeless will eventually return. Some homeless will seek shelter on the opposite side of the trail. That way its the "road less traveled" and they go undetected for the most part.
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I have been riding SART for many years & have never had any problem, I have seen many cops over the years or ride by one many times, I have just recently notice the speed limits & that was because about three month ago there was a post about the speed limits.
I'll ride the street if they decide to enforce the speed limits.
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