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Active Transportation

Active transportation is any form of human-powered transportation that promotes physical activity including walking, biking, skating, using a wheelchair, and accessing public transportation. OCTA continues to improve safety and accessibility to a growing network of more than 1,000 miles of Orange County bikeways. Cyclists can ride to any bus stop or Metrolink station and continue their journeys with ease.

OC Bus parked in front of a SmartFuel Hydrogen fueling station.

Environmental Benefits

OCTA leadership at bus fueling station.  SmartFuel Hydrogen Technology signage.

Choosing walking and cycling instead of traveling by motor vehicle reduces air pollution, noise pollution and congestion. Widespread usage can also reduce the need for new parking lots and roadways.

OCTA's commitment to active transportation has resulted in:
  • An average increase in bicycle traffic of 48% across 120 Orange County locations between 2018 to 2020
  • Making it easier for cyclists to ride to an OCTA bus stop and take a bus to their final destination by equipping each bus with three bicycle racks in the front of the vehicle
  • Supporting the administration of approximately $25 million in state Active Transportation Program (ATP) funds awarded to Orange County local agencies biennially to improve bicycle and pedestrian safety
  • Helping to complete about 88% of the OC Loop, with 58 miles of off-street trails existing along the San Gabriel River, Coyote Creek, Santa Ana River, and the Coastal/Beach trail

For more information, visit OCTA's Active Transportation Webpage.

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