RECREATION TRAIL RULES The City Council adopted...

RECREATION

TRAIL RULES

The City Council adopted an ordinance setting out rules of the

road for recreational trails.

WHAT IT MEANS

To ensure safety on biking, hiking and equestrian trails, the

Police Department drafted an ordinance stating what vehicles would be

allowed, Burbank Police Capt. Craig Varner said. Six types of

motorized vehicles will be prohibited from recreational trails,

Varner said. Pedestrians, roller skates, skateboards and bicycles

will be allowed on bike paths. Pedestrians, bicycles and horses will

be allowed on hiking and recreational trails. Only horses will only

be allowed on equestrian trails.

Councilwoman Marsha Ramos was not at the meeting.

VOTE: 4-0

ORANGE LINE PRESENTATION

The City Council received a presentation from Albert Perdon,

executive director of the Orange Line Development Authority, telling

them about a proposed high-speed rail project from Palmdale to Orange

County.

WHAT IT MEANS

To address future transportation needs, the Orange Line

Development Authority was formed between 14 municipalities to develop

a high-speed rail system to follow the same route as the Golden State

(5) Freeway. The system would employ technology where magnets are

used to raise the cars above the track, providing for a faster,

cleaner and quieter form of travel. The city would need to contribute

about $23,000 to join the authority, Perdon said.

NO VOTE

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