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Encinitas leaders expedite bike-lane installation on 101 in Leucadia

Encinitas leaders expedite bike-lane installation on 101 in Leucadia

Clearly designated 5-foot-wide bicycle lanes could be installed within a few months on Highway 101 through the northern Encinitas community of Leucadia as a result of City Council action Wednesday, Dec. 12.

The council voted 4-0 to direct its staff to come up with a plan for temporary safety measures on the 2 1/2- mile strip of coastal highway through Leucadia, including restriping of the roadway to clearly delineate where cyclists can ride separately from automobile traffic. Another option could be installing stop signs north of Leucadia Boulevard, though Mayor Catherine Blakespear vigorously opposed that idea.

The action came in the aftermath of a collision on 101 between...

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