As a 50-plus year resident of Encinitas I'm still waiting for one cost benefit analysis of spending millions for the addition of more bike lanes. Just one blind survey (one that can't be overwhelmed by social media) of people who actually bike to work. Or how about a survey just of the actual amount of bicycle traffic by season and hour.
Anecdotally, what I see during the week is mostly retired types exercising and on the weekends larger groups exercising along our highways/streets. Consequences I/we do know are more frustration. More time (something we can't ever get back) sitting and driving in our cars.
More CO2 emissions because cars are less efficient when idling at longer stop signals/signs because of narrowing of roadways. How about a survey/study of air quality in the road corridors. These could be done easily by putting particulate measuring devices along 101 in town. The city owed it to the residents to do a real cost benefit analysis instead of what appears to be "feel good" governance.
Sunday, March 5, 2017
The bicycle menace
Letter in Encinitas Advocate: