Avocado’s New Bike Lane
It could’ve been a signature project.
It could’ve been a statement that things are changing.
It could’ve been a demonstration project, a place to experiment with a new treatment.
But it’s none of these.
The City recently repaved Avocado Ave, between Coast Hwy and San Miguel Drive. Some of us had been eagerly awaiting a new treatment; there were hints of new features for bike riders.
It’s too bad that Public Works didn’t take their design to the Bicycle Master Plan Committee. Why have a committee if there’s no dialog on street design?
A bicycle way that is not safe for an 8-year old is not a bicycle way — Enrique Penalosa
The access road to our new Civic Center — it could’ve been a showcase for active transportation alternatives!
What a perfect place for a road-diet, where you take 4 lanes and convert them to two, then you have room for big, wide, buffered bike lanes – safe for an 8-year old.
It stings because it’s another example of how things have been done in the past — in a smoke-filled room somewhere deep inside the Civic Center this design was hatched and no one from the Bike Committee was there to offer an alternative. What a shame!