OUR POSITION

Those of us supporting the plan to Save Maricopa Hwy want a smarter safety plan for Ojai.

Don’t be deceived, please read our position:

SAFETY

We support smarter safety for everyone: cyclists, pedestrians and motorists.

We are Ojai cyclists, pedestrians and motorists.

Ojai’s current plan is the wrong solution for Ojai and wasteful of limited State grant funds.

STOP the lane reduction. It will not add to safety.

The Lane Reduction will add to driver frustration and lead to motorist diversion into surrounding neighborhoods.

Traffic into Nordhoff High School is heavy before any lane reduction. Don’t make it worse.

Our plan gives cyclists and motorists a safe route to/from school.

CYCLISTS

Bike safety on Maricopa Hwy will be better with wide painted bike lanes separated from cars with reflective posts.

Trees and parked cars block motorists’ view increasing danger. Reflective posts don’t block visibility.

Our plan utilizes posts and painted bike lanes at the cost of $300,000. The City plan of blocking a traffic lane costs $1.2M

PEDESTRIANS

Pedestrian-activated red lights will effectively stop cars!

The current flashing yellow crosswalk lights means “proceed with caution”, not “STOP”.

Our plan adds more pedestrian crossings with red lights, and pedestrian sidewalks where there currently are none.

SMART SPENDING

Spend our State grant money where it is needed, which is from the “Y” along the 150 through downtown east.

This is where the accidents happen.

Don’t spend any more Ojai taxpayer money on Maricopa Hwy. To date Ojai City has spent $140,000 of Ojai taxpayer money.

Our plan uses the limited State grant funds to make all of Ojai a safer place.

Invite your neighbors to join us at SaveMaricopaHwy.com to stay informed and to send our message to the Ojai City Council.

SIGN OUR PETITION AND GET ALERTS

OUR PETITION TO OJAI’S CITY COUNCIL:

MEET STATE SAFETY GOALS (ATP) WITH A SMARTER PLAN THAN OJAI’S CURRENT PLAN. CLICK FOR CITY PLAN.

HERE IS THE “SAVE MARICOPA HWY” PLAN

KEEP MARICOPA HWY 4 LANES!

KEEP THE TREES, CURBS AND PARKED CARS OFF THE HWY. DON’T BLOCK MOTORIST’S VIEW OF PEDESTRIANS AND BIKERS.

USE REFLECTIVE BARRIER POSTS AND PAINT TO CLEARLY MARK SAFE BIKE LANES. CLICK FOR MORE.

USE FLASHING RED LIGHTS TO STOP TRAFFIC FOR PEOPLE CROSSING MARICOPA HWY. CLICK FOR MORE.

DON’T FORCE OVERFLOW TRAFFIC THROUGH THE ARBOLADA, MEINERS OAKS AND VALLE RIO / CARILLO NEIGHBORHOODS.

DON’T RISK SLOWING EMERGENCY VEHICLE ACCESS TO THE HOSPITAL. TIME IS LIFE. CLICK FOR MORE.

DON’T CREATE TRAFFIC CONFUSION AT THE ENTRANCES TO NORDHOFF HIGH AND THE SHOPPING CENTERS. CLICK FOR MORE.

USE STATE HIGHWAY FUNDS ON OJAI AVENUE WHERE MOST ACCIDENTS OCCUR. CLICK FOR STATS.