BikeWalkSolana Meeting (Zoom), February 6, 2023
The next meeting of BikeWalkSolana, the Solana Beach Active Transportation Committee, will be held on February 6, 2023, 5pm on Zoom. For an invitation please email [email protected]
- Updates from the City
- Planning for City of Solana Beach Community Grant Activities
- Vision Zero – Vision Zero is a global movement to end traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries by taking a systemic approach to road safety.
- Proposed 101/Harbaugh Trails pedestrian safety improvement
- New Business
Meeting Notes by Jill Cooper
Attending were Kristin Brinner, Jill Cooper, Paul Dickstein, Jewel Edson, Dan Goldberg, Haley Johnson, Howard LaGrange, Shawna McGarry, Karl Rudnick, Mo Sammak, and Kristine Schindler.
Updates from the City – Dan Goldberg and Mo Sammak
- The Solana Beach Bicycle Friendly Community grant application is due on February 15 to the League of American Bicyclists. Dan requests that we write letters of support, sending them directly to him ([email protected]) asap. The City will re-apply for the Silver Level award this year.
- The Lomas Santa Fe Corridor Improvement Project (LSFCIP) has received a federal grant of $7 million to fund construction of the multi-use path project east of the I-5 Freeway. Future construction of the portion west of the freeway is estimated to cost about $8 million.
- Safe Routes to Schools (SRTS) proposed roadway improvements may overlap with the LSFCIP–for example near Skyline School. The area around CDC has been added to the plan. SRTS updates to the initial plan requested by City Council members should appear soon on the City website. The City Engineering Department plans to incorporate appropriate SRTS paint and pavement improvements into the annual work plan.
City of Solana Beach BikeWalkSolana Community Grant implementation
- Planned are two unique Tours of Solana Beach: the third annual Scavenger Hunt to take place over Bike Month (May) and the Community Ride, scheduled for May 7. Scavenger Hunt: Our plan is to again highlight Solana Beach history, using the QR coded signs on historic buildings placed by the Civic and Historical Society. Please send suggestions for any other Scavenger Hunt destinations to [email protected]. Jill will contact Kayla Moshki at the City for a list of public art pieces. Thanks to Haley for her suggestions about including a nod to roadway improvements on the Santa streets.Community Ride: Now that we’ve decided on a date, we need to finalize plans, including completing an event application for the City soon. We can use Douglas’s spreadsheet from the last Tour of Solana Beach to remind us of tasks that need to be completed.
Roadway safety on Hwy 101 near Harbaugh Trails trailhead
- We agreed that a dangerous situation exists for pedestrians and cyclists attempting to cross Highway 101. Solana Beach and Encinitas city staffs are studying the problem, working to develop roadway improvement design options. Both Solana Beach and Encinitas City Councils would need to agree on the design. BikeWalkSolana supports this important work.
- Howard will help us invite a representative from CirculateSD to a future BikeWalkSolana meeting to discuss Vision Zero, a program to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries, while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all.