Last summer, the Encinitas City Council approved the sharrows and bike lane. Originally, they were slated to be complete in a week or so. But City Manager Gus Vina asked to hold off on implementation until after a Jan. 30 Council meeting that will review the sharrows and bike lane. According to Vina, there’s a small chance Council could tweak plans for the projects at that meeting. Should that happen, he doesn't want construction crews to redo work that’s already been done.The plan would reduce northbound car traffic to one lane north of Leucadia Boulevard in order to make space for a bike lane.
Opponents of the bike lane, who generally also oppose the Leucadia streetscape project, argue that the bike lane is an illegal, early implementation of a portion of the streetscape plan without proper review.