Ken Layne always shoots off letters to the editor advocating some sort of bicycle ban whenever there is a serious bicycle accident. A few months ago, he was trying to get bikes banned from Mission Street (link
I wouldn't put much weight behind his words though, a quick google search for "Ken Layne, santa cruz" seems to indicate that he is an automotive writer (link
,he's the owner of 'autotext communications') (link
"I'm a recovering automotive book writer and publisher
. Six years ago, I moved to the Pacific coastal town of Santa Cruz, California").
What would he know about bicycles? Although he proclaims that banning my only viable mode of transportation is for our own safety, I doubt that is the real reason he wants bikes off of the roads.