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City Council to Vote on More Bike Racks for Laguna Beach

Twenty-nine are planned, and possibly more. Also on the agenda: tree removals and pedestrian walkways.

At Tuesday's meeting, the Laguna Beach City Council is expected to, among other things:

  • Vote on whether to direct the City Manager to install 29 new bike racks in various locations throughout the city. Recommendations for funding additional bike racks will also be discussed.
  • Vote on whether to direct the City Manager to remove, trim or replace 17 trees in the Bluebird Canyon area, at a cost of $35,000.
  • Hear an update regarding the planned pedestrian walkway that would connect Alta Laguna Blvd. to the fire road between Top of the World and Arch Beach Heights.

There will also be the usual grab-bag of approvals of minutes, denials of claims, awardings of contracts, receiving of reports, stuff about stuff, and much, much more!

The council meets at 6 p.m. in chambers at . Click here to view the complete agenda and click here to watch the meeting live on the Internet.

Laguna Streets August 07, 2012 at 04:04 PM
Bike Racks come to Council Vote This city staff report shows 32 locations for installation of bike racks in the downtown area and park locations. It is noteworthy that bike racks were not assigned to locations of high traffic areas like banks, the Post Office, schools, coffee cafes or City Hall. Instead four prime locations were flagged as "NOT RECOMMENDED" due to considerations made by city officials. The locations are: Starbucks (2) Post Office Sawdust Festival Albertsons Market Two high traffic locations were included: Bus Transit Depot PD FD Balanced mobility for Laguna Beach is achieved by giving commuters alternatives to driving the automobile. Bike racks should be located where they are visible to street users as a reminder to consider alternatives to driving a car. Put an artistic rack in front of City Hall, that would spare some parking spaces and demonstrate commitment for balanced mobility by city government. Hiding bike racks behind obstructions or merely dedicating them to sport riders at remote city parks will not serve the greater purpose. Les Miklosy Laguna Streets

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