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Equestrian Trails

Southern California is home to many equestrian ranches and we believe equestrian travel should be accommodated with dirt trails which run parallel to rural roads.

We believe such roads throughout Southern California ought to be designed to support a variety of transportation options, not just automobile travel. Streets that are designed to accommodate solely automobile traffic often cause inconveniences or even safety issues for pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, and equestrians.

The Transit Coalition believes a rural street which serves equestrian ranches should offer the following to be a Complete Street:

  • Fenced Equestrian Trails Through Rural or Very Low Density Housing Areas
  • Concrete Sidewalks.
  • Proper Landscaping.
  • Bicycle Lanes or Parallel Bicycle Trail.
  • Marked and Accessible Street Crossings at Intersections.
  • Bus Turnouts.
  • Audible Pedestrian Signals.
    Such Complete Streets will encourage more walking, public transit use, and bicycling.

    Links

    • Complete the Streets - The streets of our cities and towns ought to be for everyone, whether young or old, motorist or bicyclist, walker or wheelchair user, bus rider or shopkeeper. But too many of our streets are designed only for speeding cars, or worse, creeping traffic jams. They’re unsafe for people on foot or bike — and unpleasant for everybody.
    • A Better Inland Empire - TOD Concepts - Conceptual land use maps demonstrating how sprawl and long distance commuting can be stopped in the Inland Empire with walkable and transit oriented development.
    • Sierra Club Community Transformations - Transforming automobile-dependent development into walkable communities.
    • New Urbanism - Giving people many choices for living an urban lifestyle in sustainable, convenient and enjoyable places, while providing the solutions to peak oil, global warming, and climate change

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