This morning I went on my usual weekday route from Encinitas to the Oceanside Pier and back. On the way back, coming to the patch of terrible road I had posted about last week -- the right lane and bike lane were closed! Lo and behold, they are repaving it! I don't know if my email to the city department did the trick; if it did, that was sure a fast and welcome response by the city of Carlsbad. I'm impressed!
Oh, and on the shoulder there was guy on a bike with a shovel and a tar bucket. I'm not sure, but I think it might have been ovoleg!
Anyway, sometimes it really pays to write to the city department in charge of street maintenance when things get bad.