Complete Street Policy unencumbered by political process. Walk skate bike bus or rail, move people not just cars.
Great and important work! I'm playing catchup on info as a very concerned Mom of a cyclist. Others like me need the info out there to change our town. I think it was you who informed me about Street Films. Very inspiring. Thanks. Here's my letter today:July 21, 2014 Dear City Council Members and Laguna Beach Independent Editor: I want to share this safe bike transportation program that the OCTA has developed for cities. It’s so clever. Check: http://www.octa.net/Share-the-Ride/Bike/BikeShare/Overview/ I will put the brochures in your mailboxes for youI would also like to add my voice for separate bike lanes with a barrier from cars. NYC has changed beautifully. Check: Street Films.org (Google ‘Street Films’ to see more examples. I especially liked: http://www.streetfilms.org/nyc-streets-metamorphosis It’s really a shame that Laguna Beach is the most dangerous small town in California for bikers and pedestrians. This would seem the most important problem to deal with before anything else. Let’s not let the people that have died in our town, both on bicycles and in the crosswalks, be forgotten. This would not be acceptable. Something to do right away would be to add clear signage on Pacific Coast Highway (on the northbound curve past Emerald Bay gate station) for bike riders. and to widen and create a bike lane there. It is a notoriously dangerous spot.Yes, it’s Caltrans’ jurisdiction but so is Laguna Canyon Road and look what LCAD has accomplished with VERY little time getting a signal after the death of the art student. This type of persistence shows great caring. Thanks for your efforts for the City of Laguna Beach. It is such a caring town. Let’s show it. Priority number one is life. I don’t think that anyone would disagree. Cathy Bartelscathy@cathybartels.5u.com