Encinitas

Cyclist's severe injuries may galvanize Encinitas to start project immediately

Cyclist's severe injuries may galvanize Encinitas to start project immediately

A truck verses cyclist accident Saturday morning that left one of the city's leading business association directors severely injured may result in the immediate launch of the long-debated Leucadia Streetscape project.

It's extremely unfortunate that the collision happened, but it may be what finally galvanizes the city to start its estimated $30 million overhaul of Coast Highway 101 through Leucadia, city Traffic & Public Safety commissioners, Streetscape advocates and cycling enthusiasts all said Monday, Dec. 10.

"This is a wake-up call, we have to do something," Commissioner Charlie Lisherness said during the commission's meeting.

City traffic engineer...

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