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July 6 County Traffic Meeting Recap & 9/12 Meeting Invite

Ocpublic Works | OurrossmoorOn Thursday, July 6th, our Community Services District (CSD) hosted Orange County Traffic Engineer Wei Zhu to give the neighborhood an update on the Montecito traffic survey that the county has been working on over the past few months. The update addressed both vehicular and bicycle modes of transportation along the corridor and the related parking issues.

Ms Zhu has previously publically updated the community back in 2019 when the idea of adding Sharrows to Ruth Elane and Martha Ann to create another designated shared bike space was being discussed. There have not been any community updates on this project that we are aware of at this time.

This update was about two segments of Montecito; the south segment that basically runs north from Hill Rose to Bostonian and the north segment that runs from Bostonian to Shakespeare where Montecito becomes Orangewood and continues on to Weatherby.

A recap of the meeting of the proposed options presented at the meeting can be found here.

The CSD will host Ms Zhu and her team from the County Public Works Traffic Department at their regular Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday, September 12th at 7:00 p.m. in the Rush Park Auditorium. The public is encouraged to attend.

September 12Th Meeting | Ourrossmoor

4 Responses

  1. Any chance on reducing the speed limit from 35 to 30 or 25 on Montecito South? With that sharp turn and all the cars parked along the street, it’s a little scary to drive on that right lane in either direction…

    1. Thanks for the question William.

      This is a great question for the OC Public Works Traffic Engineers at the 7:00 p.m. September 12, 2023 meeting at the Rush Park Auditorium as it is ultimately their decision to make. If the lanes in each direction are reduced to one in each direction as some of the options propose, this may be less of an issue. You can always reach out to OC Public Works directly by utilizing their web portal here and submit your suggestion/request.

  2. Are they seriously considering not allowing Condo owners on Montecito not to park on Montecito? They own property no different than a homeowner in Rossmoor?

    1. Hi Grace.

      You are correct. Residents in the condos (both owners and renters) can park on public streets, including Montecito. In fact it’s a state law. You can read more about that here

      I do not believe that Orange County Public Works (the department who makes the decisions about what happens with the streets in Rossmoor, including Montecito) will reduce parking. In fact, I believe they plan to increase it, and in the process, hopefully make it safer for cyclists and pedestrians.

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