Travel Safe, Share the Space

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Santa Ana is a vibrant community dedicated to building a safe and welcoming environment to live in, work in and visit. Over the past 10 years, city leaders have evolved Santa Ana’s infrastructure with mixed-use spaces and improved pedestrian safety.

Travel Safe, Share the Space is a public education, awareness and behavioral change campaign that responds to the challenges of pedestrian and bicyclist safety by encouraging residents and visitors to watch out for each other. The campaign shows that every day, each one of us one may be a driver, public transit rider, bicyclist or pedestrian. The best way to keep every traveller safe is collective prevention.

We want to build a culture in Santa Ana where all road users watch out for each other, and continue to create an environment where bicycling and walking are increasingly considered as safe and healthy modes of transportation.

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Together with community partners such as OTS, we will continue to improve the safety of Santa Ana’s streets. http://www.ots.ca.gov/

 

Contact Us

Cory Wilkerson
Active Transportation Coordinator
(714) 647-5643
cwilkerson@santa-ana.org

Upcoming Events

Join us on community building group rides, seminars, meetings and much more.

Saturday, September 19th, 5pm - 9:30pm
Santa Ana College Centennial Celebration Event

Tuesday, September 29th, 3pm - 6pm KidWorks Bike Rodeo
Dan Donahue Center, 1902 W. Chestnut Avenue

Image Gallery

View photos of recent Bicycle Safety Rodeos in the Image Gallery!
 

Tips for being a safe cyclist

 
 

Look Out

Watch for car doors opening as you bike past, and be careful if you are in a driver's blind spot.

No Surprises

Follow the direction of traffic — don’t surprise oncoming drivers and pedestrians.

Right of Way

Sidewalks are for pedestrians — if you must ride, ride slowly and watch for turning vehicles at corners and driveways.

Eliminate Distractions

Never text, talk on the phone, or wear headphones while bicycling.

Signal to Others

Use correct hand signals to let drivers and other bicyclists know where you’re going.

Always Stop

Stop at red lights and stop signs — then look before you go.

Protect Yourself

Always wear a helmet when riding. The law requires it if you're under 18.

Be Noticed

Use lights at night and a bell when passing pedestrians or other cyclists.
 
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santa ana deserves our safety

 
 
"I love Santa Ana; it’s the most passionate community and could become the golden city of transportation in Orange County. You can’t teach passion. It’s part of Santa Ana’s soul."
Brenda M.
"There is this authenticity about the Santa Ana community, it has a very vibrant culture. You feel that when you walk through the neighborhoods, and there are a lot of families that rely on walking and biking because that is their only option. This dynamic creates a strong sense of community that you don’t get in other places."
Nancy M.
"I think we can be a great leader.The biggest potential is in the city already. The staff and residents can do a lot. The city should be here for the residents and support them by giving safe ways to get to work and get to school and to have fun."
Alex G.