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.
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
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.