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Cutting my Teeth

Sometimes I feel that implementing bike safety improvements, influencing the community, it can be a game of inches, like football. Here’s an example of a small improvement I wrote up during the 2009 Newport Beach Bike Safety Task Force.

What’s the issue? Eastbound along Bayside Drive you can ride in the bike lane or on the sidewalk. Two years ago, as I
took up cycling again, this was one of my routes, so I noticed that as the bike lane ended unless you had already committed to riding on the sidewalk, this appealing, separated bike path, at a narrowing of the roadway, needed a ramp.

Thanks to Bike Safety Task Force member Dan Murphy for the head’s up.

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