How Laguna Beach Got its Sharrows
What 8 years of community organizing failed to accomplish the LB City Council achieved by decree: 'Yea it Shall Be, Yea Verily it Shall Be Done!' The long awaited alternative bike-route through Laguna Beach will be completed in February. Every manner of community bike-rides, task force meetings, public workshops potlucks and drum-circles tried but failed to inflate the agenda bill. But fear of litigation for compensatory damages (French, Pettis, Deem, Fitzpatrick, Colvin, the homeless ) brings municipal focus and commitment like an end-O. Last October our city committed to finish a bike-route, any bike-route, to improve street safety for LB resident cyclists.
Four of five OC Newspaper would not print this commentary. -LS