On the Road Again

July 2012

San Clemente applied for a $176,000 bicycle-based grant from the Orange County Transportation Authority that would be matched by $26,000 from the city. If received, the grant would allow the city to increase signs along the Pacific Coast Bicycle Route, add more bike parking and develop a scan-code program for cyclists that would give them information about the city on their smart phones. Victor Becerra, director of UC Irvine's Community Outreach Partnership Center, said cities are increasingly looking at bicycle improvements as an economic tool and a means to keep its citizens healthier and the air cleaner. "I think people, in general, are looking for opportunities to get out of their car," he said.

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