The reduction of vehicular lanes to one on each side will be a positive development in the long term, even if there is a period of adjustment needed.
Even if traffic becomes worse along Highway 101, this will only prompt drivers to stay on the freeway during rush hour (as they do in Del Mar), instead of using the 101 as a freeway surrogate.
Most importantly, it will, over time, encourage local residents to leave their cars at home and use their bikes instead. In future summers, when tourist families arrive from Phoenix in their incredibly large SUVs, hopefully, they will be able to park them for the week and rent bikes to get around instead.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Yes on Streetscape
Darius Degher in the Coast News: