Signs In Bike Lanes Compromise Cyclist Safety

Ride Lower State Street

Worst Intersection

Sweet Circumstance

How often do you get to give a little corrective feedback to an errant motorist? I had my opportunity as I was heading home from an early morning meeting. I've had like zero times to actually comment to a motorist after they've been blowing their horn at me; I'm still savoring the moment. Many meetings over coffee are early, this one would take me along Coast Hwy to Cappy's Cafe. We've all done this route yet it causes me to reflect – how much traffic will there be? At that time of day, ... Continue Reading

New Lanes, New Signs

Overnight, Corona del Mar got some new striping along Coast Hwy, some new signage, too. Let's take a look: first a new bike lane... The idea here is that cyclists will stay out in this lane because to move them all the way to the curb sets them up for a right-turn only lane just ahead. The white car pictured here is coming off MacArthur on one of the many dreaded 'free right turns', often at high speed, so cyclists will be looking over their shoulders here. The ultimate solution must ... Continue Reading

Hot Spot: MacArthur at Coast Hwy

This is the first of a series exploring Hot Spots in the Newport Beach community, where cyclists are in the most danger because of road configuration or other issues. Today's hot spot, MacArthur Boulevard at Coast Hwy, has been called out as the worst intersection in Newport Beach by Bike Religion's John Tzinberg, who previously served on the City's Cycling Safety Task Force. The proposal? Paint a bike lane. The free right turn on northbound Coast Highway onto MacArthur Boulevard presents a ... Continue Reading