July. 14th, 2017 – OC Register – “Jeffrey Open Space Trail extension beefs up Irvine bicycle network”

July. 14th, 2017 – OC Register – “Jeffrey Open Space Trail extension beefs up Irvine bicycle network”

A biker rides the Jeffrey Open Space Trail in Irvine, CA on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. The city is planning to extend the popular trail by constructing a lighted, off-street bicycle-pedestrian trail along the east side of Jeffrey Road, between Barranca Parkway and Walnut Ave. and would include a rest area at the northeast corner of Jeffrey Road and Barranca Parkway. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

IRVINE — In a few years, cyclists will be able to ride the entire stretch along Jeffrey Road without sharing the path with fast-driving cars.

The city plans to extend the Jeffrey Open Space Trail from Walnut Avenue near Interstate 5 down to Barranca Parkway, as well as build a bridge across the freeway. That will close a 1.2-mile gap and complete the seamless pedestrian and bicycle path from Portola Parkway to Interstate 405. Read More Here