Friday, September 28, 2007
The Lonely Pedestrian
Leucadia is currently getting some long overdue infrastructure improvements. The coast highway sidewalks in downtown Leucadia and Leucadia Blvd roundabouts are all great ,but lovers of Leucadia should continue to pressure the Encinitas city council to upgrade the Hwy101/Leucadia Blvd intersection.
The road is scarred and pot marked. The wear and tear on our cars driving on Leucadia roads is starting to wear on a lot of nerves.
All the paint lines have long worn away causing great confusion with drivers who are in the westbound left lane but want to go straight to Beacon's Beach. Encinitas traffic engineer Rob Blough hinted at repainting these lines back in August.
The NCTD has done a horrible job with their lack of landscaping and installation of ugly orange sandbags.
Every time the train barrels through it kicks up a huge dust cloud. The entire coastal section of Leucadia is covered in a dirty grimey film from the train tracks. It can't be healthy breathing in this dusty dirty air all day and all night. (Maybe we should go to the homes of the NCTD board of directors with leaf blowers and blast them with dust and flith so they will know what it feels like).
Good luck to pedestrians who have an almost invisible presence at this intersection. The person in this photo is risking getting hit from a car wanting to turn right.
This isn't some out of the way country road, thousands and thousands of cars are using this intersection.