Saturday, February 09, 2008
I've been scoping out all the center medians around town lately. This is Garden View Road, above the Encinitas Ranch shopping center and heading north towards Leucadia Blvd (see map below).
Aside from being a little on the sterile side, it's pretty nice with it's flowers and lack of weeds. The trees are well kept and trimmed. This is some pretty attentive landscaping for a street with such little traffic.
It's really nice to see that unmolested chaparral hill in the background too. You actually have a nice feeling of old school California open space here (as you buzz by at 40 mph. But there are sidewalks and access to the hiking trails).
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Anyway, I've always thought it was a little weird how all the center medians around the city are maintained while the ones along the historic and heavily traveled coast highway are not,