Are bicyclists about to lose their place on Entrada Drive?
Cyclist Guy Seay forwards notice of a plan to install a much needed sidewalk on Entrada Drive as it winds along the hillside between Santa Monica and Los Angeles on its way to the coast.
But as he points out, the plan calls for narrowing the roadway three feet, potentially taking up the excess space that keeps slow moving riders — as shown in this short video — from having to take the lane in front of drivers headed up the short, steep hill.
It couldn’t hurt to slow drivers down, going uphill and down; I’ve frequently had to dodge drivers who take the corner too fast. And narrowing the roadway could do that.
But lets hope they’ve taken the needs of the many bike riders who use that route to connect the bike lanes on San Vicente Blvd with PCH and the beachfront bike path into account, as well.
Update: A comment from Mark, who lives near Entrada, says he’s been involved in the planning process, and that there will be room for bikes in both directions after the project is finished.
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As an Entrada resident, I have been in contact with the city since the beginning of the project, and YES having plenty of room for biking both up and down the hill is part of the plan.
Thanks for the update, and for keeping on top of this project. Good to know bikes have been taken into account; then again, that’s what I’d expect from Bonin’s office.
As another Entrada resident I maintain serious concerns about the safety of the plan. Any way the traffic study, and striping plan can be made available for public review? Not clear how a steep incline with a blind curve, and limited ‘shoulder’ can be narrowed without creating more dangerous conditions for vehicle and cyclists. Maybe a proper traffic study would address these concerns. Not sure if this has been done. Councilman Bonin’s is not aware of any that exist.