Let’s Make It Safe For Kids
Nobody is ever going to let their kids ride bikes to Newport Coast Elementary School in the street, even if there are bike lanes, because San Joaquin Hills Rd has a 55MPH speed limit and, believe me, drivers don’t even adhere to that.
But there’s a very wide sidewalk (by US standards). Why not stripe it with a bike lane so kids can use it to get to school, the park and the shops at three corners of the intersection on Newport Coast Dr and San Joaquin Hills Rd?
That way dog walkers and joggers won’t be spooked when backpack-laden kids zip past on bikes on their way to class every morning.