Saturday, December 26, 2009

Restoring San Juan Creek and Doheny marsh

Pictured is san elijo restored wetlands and trails in San Diego,
could we replace the ugly concrete along the river in Dana Point with
trees and sandy trails?

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Dana Point headlands trails first impressions

Trails are beautiful with views of white water and snow capped peaks.

Trails are a bit narrow for strollers, but nice and safe fenced in trails for kids.
Great to see these trails finally in use.


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Dana Point Headlands trail opening date set!

One more week and the wait is over!

"A ½ mile public trail has been constructed on the Preserve that follows along the top of the headlands promontory.   The trail will be open to the public daily beginning December 15, 2009 from 7 am to sunset.  It is a 4-foot wide dirt trail that has a 100-foot elevational change with stairs in one section.  There are five overlooks with benches.  The trail is designed for pedestrian use only with NO dogs allowed (on or off-leash) and no bikes. "

Friday, November 20, 2009

Dana Point city hall and bike lanes?

Why does the main artery in Dana Point, in front of city hall, lack bike lanes? Strange oversight, considering city workers can see it from their window.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Update on Dana Point headland trails opening date

From the meeting minutes of Dana Point planning commision, now date for trails to open is at end of year:
"Kyle Butterwick (Director) responded that the City shares the same frustration about the completion of the public amenities. He clarified that most of the physical aspects of the improvements have been completed, but noted that there is a morass of paperwork necessary to transfer ownership of the public improvements from the developer to the City. The anticipated completion date for the dedications is before the end of the year."

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Irvine company to Dana point?

How about getting the irvine company to implement something
like the spectrum, but with maybe a bit smaller scale and with apartments on top of the shops, in the Dana Point town center? Spectrum is the only place I know in Orange county where you can observe people getting out of their cars and happily walking day or night in a safe pedestrian friendly car free environment(outside the parking lots at least, underground parking would be the best for DP). Pedestrians instead of empty parking lots is what we want in Dana Point as well...

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Headland Nature center opening date?

What is holding up the nature center, rode by there and things look mighty complete, let's get this thing going, Dana Point could use the jolt to it's economy from some nature visitors.