Join Date: Jul 2000
Bikes: 1959 Capo; 1980 Peugeot PKN-10; 1981 Bianchi; 1988 Schwinn KOM-10;
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sharrows coming to Encinitas
This is admittedly an advocacy and safety issue, but several of the folks who made it happen are in the 60+ category.
On Wednesday night the Encinitas City Council voted unanimously to install right lane sharrows and "bikes may use full lane" signs on all sections of Coast Highway 101 which lack Class II bike lanes. Pete Penseyres -- an Oceanside resident and the 1984 RAAM winner (and record holder for many years) -- gave a good pitch. I pointed out that I had better bicycle-friendly facilities on my 35-mile round-trip commute to the new University City UCSD Extension complex near Governor Dr. and I-805 than I did on the 101 through my own neighborhood.
This is serious progress in the city I have called home for 31 years (half my life).
"Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell, and advertise." -- George Stahlman
Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
Bianchi: 1981 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069