While claiming to support cycling alternatives to the car, these photographs show the true status of bicycle parking at the Laguna Beach Sawdust Festival after the steel Magnolias were installed. The sculptures remain a colorful distraction to the real need for Sawdust bike parking. Artists rely on bikes but the City relies on image, when will the City opt for car alternatives? Judge for yourself (click photos to enlarge).
|April 2016 Bike Rack Stunt|
Transport by bicycle is one way to relieve Laguna's car saturated mobility system but in 2012 the City disapproved bike racks for Sawdust. Effective transportation infrastructure is less about opportunistic political photo-ops with city cheer-leading, and more about commitment to Complete Street Policy with effective planning and design. Clearly Artist Liz Avalon is good at design. -LS