Thursday, September 24, 2009

October Streetscape Events Schedule

North Coast Highway101 Streetscape Events Schedule
 
The City of Encinitas has scheduled the following events to assist in educating and informing the public of traffic calming, pedestrian safety & walkability concepts as well as the project status.                         

 Educational Session Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009; 9am - 1:30pm; Banquet Room, Encinitas Community & Senior Center

Informational Open House – Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009; 4pm – 7:30 pm; Community Room, Encinitas Public Library 

Workshop #4 – Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009; 9 am – 12 noon; Banquet Room, Encinitas Community & Senior Center
                                                                
Oct. 3rd Educational Session will have three lecture components followed by an open house component to give the public an opportunity to review project plans and ask direct project questions. 

Introduction: 9:00 – 9:15 am    Presentations: 9:15 – 11:30 am - 1)  Pedestrian Safety/Walkability Design Criteria, 9:15 – 9:45 am      2)   Roundabouts "101"; general concept designs/theories re: roundabouts, 10:00 – 10:30 am     3)   Case History Example - Birdrock/La Jolla, 10:45 – 11:30 am 
 
Informational Open House: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm As scheduled we anticipate the talks for Items 1 & 2 (above) to be approx. 30 min. and item 3 (above) approx. 45 min.  Then the open house event could run for about 2 hours  -11:30 – 1:30 pm. 

Oct. 8th  Informational Open House #2.  The educational session (described above) will compliment another informational open house planned for Thursday 10/8/09 4pm - 7:30pm and Workshop #4

Oct. 10th  The Formal Workshop #4    planned for Saturday, 10/10/09 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon.  A new design alternative (#5) will be presented to compare with the previously design alternative #4.

The above schedule and project summary will be available at the City’s Planning Department and at the Leucadia 101 office (386 N. Coast Hwy 101). It is also on the Leucadia 101 Main Street’s website: www.leucadia101.com  Diane Langager, Principal Planner on the project, is available to answer any questions on this important community project.  Diane can also be reached at 760-633-2714 for more information.
 
Please help us spread the “Streetscape Word” and share this event schedule with neighbors and business associates.  Public participation in this process is of the utmost importance!

40 comments:

  1. Amen- Go to the meeting and support the option that will slow cars down from the existing 50 mph, provide needed safe bike lanes, provide suffiently wide walkways for our downtown area, needed parking and provide areas so we can provide nice tall canopy trees for the cooridor.

    All all of the above priorities are important. what is less important is the existing conditions of being auxilary lanes for Interstate 5. Cut the unnneeded extra northbound lane, and install roundabouts. That will make Leucadia funky in a good way and a much more peaceful and nice place to live.

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  2. I've gone to the meetings and will attend these also. I support what Anon 10.16 has stated providing where's only 3 roundabouts. Let's get a plan ironed out and the trees in the ground, we read the letter Fred posted from NCTD the streetscape is our only chance at planting trees.

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  3. Putting in stop signs will offer the effiency of the El Portal intersection and the stop sign on Leuc.BlvdhatEhat roundabout proposed location would you rather have a stop sign?

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  4. friend of roundaboutsSeptember 24, 2009 2:28 PM

    Support roundabouts. They work.

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  5. Did anyone catch the city council approving an increase in pension benefits for the MWD?? Voted 5-0 in favor of raising all employee pension benefits for the Metropolitain Water District.

    Vote them ALL out in the next election. The Enicnitas City council MUST GO!!

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  6. F'n commies. The Republicans should throw Jerome out for being such a Union bought pig! Oink Oink Fat bought off PIG!!!

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  7. Support enhancing our historic highway, beautiful medians, abundant trees, sensible speeds, safe bike lanes, safe sidewalks, traffic calming and better circulation features.

    Support the north Coast Hwy 101Streetscape. You'll be proud you did.

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  8. To 2:31
    Not true. The council voted to send a letter to Not offer the raise in the pention.

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  9. 4:22- That’s good to hear. I guess the Republicans shouldn't throw Jerome off for this issue, but they might consider it for past infractions of Union favors.

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  10. regardless the council must go. everyone of them, they must go.

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  11. Tear out Coast Highway, outlaw cars, cut off the grid, block the water mains, stop bathing, create a barter system... nothing modern, convenient or efficient in my town.


    Keep Leucadia Funky

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  12. Whatever. You better not take another hit of the monkey. Put the pipe down for your kids sake.

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  13. Bring on the streetscape. Bring on a more peaceful town, bring on a more safe area near our precious beaches, bring on a higher quality of life, bring on a more successful business community for us to enjoy!

    Bring on the streetscape!

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  14. On behalf of Kotija Jr.....September 24, 2009 10:37 PM

    EAT MORE TACOS!

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  15. there will be more tacos eaten in a more peaceful environment without people risking their lives.

    Aloha!

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  16. Support the street-scape support three roundabouts plant trees install bike lanes reduce speed build sidewalks a safe and walkable Leucadia is good for all.

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  17. The more we are able to slow down, walk and interact with each other - the easier it will be to show respect and concern for each other. Bad times are ahead in our broken down systems. Our community will become more precious than ever. This is a good chance for us all right now.

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  18. Whats wrong with the way it is? Isn't it the reason you moved here in the first place? If you don't like funky Leucadia move to some place with single lanes and roundabouts. Leucadia's 1o1 is a bunch of run down shacks. Those owners that want it fixed up pay their own way, not like the wannabe socialist elite that cry for the rest of us to pay for their pie in the sky pot induced dream plan abetted with help from city staff hell bent spending our city into bankruptcy. Or maybe those pushing this don't have a job, don't work, get some form of welfare, either from the government or family and have too much time on their hands. Give it up, Leucadia will be worse if it get "fixed" the way these transplants want it.
    And where do you get off trying to spread your socialist propaganda saying Scotties Auto and Royal Liquor and the rest of these funky businesses need to be "fixed"?
    Staff has spent over $500,000 already on out of town consultants and is ready to blow another half million if this insanity continues.
    Stop it now, leave it like it is!

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  19. Funky Leucadian and proud of itSeptember 25, 2009 6:08 PM

    Anon. 753 does have a point. Didn't people move to Leucadia for the funky attitude of the community? Why would we want to change it and make room for the people who want McMansions? We have seen what yuppiefication has done to other communities. Just look at Carlsbad. I like Leucadia as it is and 753 echos my sentiments exactly.

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  20. I echo the sentiments of 753. The streetscape will homogenize Leucadia and lead to yuppification. Why exactly do we want to attract more people to this area? There's enough traffic and beach overcrowding already. Still haven't heard a word about fixing the flooding problem... Oh, yeah, they already "fixed" that - nice job, City - NOT!

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  21. Staff absolutely knew that the pipe size to drain the highway was too small and went ahead with it anyway. What will they come up with next to "fix" the problem? Who knows, but rest assured it will cost millions.

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  22. 753-

    You are a trip and clear can't see what’s the best for us true local Leucadians.

    "Whats wrong with the way it is?"

    Its a treeless dusty dangerous loud dusty bowl. Its by far the worst part of Leucadia. The rest of Leucadia is grand. That stretch of Leucadia SUCKS.

    "Isn't it the reason you moved here in the first place?"

    Hell no. I moved here for the ocean and all associated activities. All the neighborhoods have awesome huge trees, plus original funky architecture. That street is the reason why we don't have many successful businesses that I would spend money buying things I need. Now I have to get in my car and drive to a decent shop. We could have so much more.

    "If you don't like funky Leucadia move to some place with single lanes and roundabouts."

    Bullshit. I love Leucadia. You move. I like to improve things that are negative and aren't working. Our mainstreet is not working. It sucks. Its time to address the thorn in Leucadia and let the area become the Gem that we all know is the true Leucadia.

    I guess some renters may want to keep Leucadia crappy so they can keep lower rents and still be near the ocean. Understandable. With that attitude you might want to move to Oxnard. They have a ways to go. At a minimum move to Oceanside.

    You can take your crappy attitude and your thinking your a local and move to Vista, Oceanside or Oxnard. You will fit in better with your kind of attitude.

    Support the streetscape and support a peaceful beautiful Leucadia and Encinitas.

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  23. Support a beautiful peaceful original leucadia. Not a crappy unsafe generically ugly dusty bowl Junky Funky Leucadia. All you need to do is look at the neighborhood surround the mainstreet. They all have awesome original architecture, art and landscaping. Why would we want a shit bowl as a mainstreet in our community. Why shouldn’t our mainstreet have the same high quality original awesome funkiness as the surrounding neighbors?

    Support the Streetscape.

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  24. Support the Streetscape for a better Leucadia.

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  25. divide and conquer. Happy, city staff and city manager?

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  26. Support a beautiful peaceful original leucadia.
    In the 1980's stucco and red tile roofs was generic california. The new generic is roundabouts. Don't move downtown if you want peaceful because that is an oxymoron.

    Not a crappy unsafe generically ugly dusty bowl
    The streetscape DOES NOT address the dust.

    All you need to do is look at the neighborhood surround the mainstreet. They all have awesome original architecture, art and landscaping.
    We aint getting more of that. We be getting Moonlight Lofts and Pacific Station which has almost no landscaping. That is why they need the city to add some green space.

    Support the Streetscape.
    You mean my way or the highway?

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  27. 10:34

    Learn how to be comfortable with disagreement.

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  28. "All you need to do is look at the neighborhood surround the mainstreet. They all have awesome original architecture, art and landscaping."

    If you think Vulcan and the immediate area around the Coast Highway look good, it's unlikely we'll agree on much of anything.

    You can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig.

    I have no interest in attracting any more people to the area, visitors or residents.

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  29. 8:26
    I've an attitude because just a few that stand to profit with the City spending 20 to 40 million dollars on fixing up 1o1 seem to have an "in" with City staff hell-bent on blowing our hard earned tax dollars. Low life carpetbaggers that own commercial properties and people that never worked want us, real working people to foot the bill for their Dreamscape 101.
    And I have lived here before you could find California on a map, let alone Encinitas.

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  30. Luddite- Vulcan is part of the Hwy 101 cooridor.... looks at Neptune and any street west of Hwy 101. Look at any street east of vulcan. The neighborhoods are awesome.

    Its Hwy 101 and Vulcan that are crap. Leucadia is great. Get rid of the crap and lets make it all uniques, nice, and funky.

    Some have the attitude that they like a shity downtown area as not to attrack any more people. The problem with that attitude is we have a crappy ugly unsafe downtown area that many have to cross on their way to the beach which is the real reason we all live here.


    Support the streetscape for a better funkier Leucadia.

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  31. "You can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig."

    Luddite- are you saying all of Leucadia is a pig? or just Hwy101 and Vulcan.

    I am saying get rid of the pig completely and replace it with a natural gem. No need for Leucadia to put lip stick on any thing. Its a natural beauty which is the best type of beuaty.

    Support the streetscape and get replace the pig with a Gem.

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  32. This is what happens when kids are indoctrinated in government schools. They grow up FEELING they have a right to anything they want without working for it. Someone else will pay for it, someone who works.
    Reason is not automatic, there is no changing them, leave them alone.
    If roundabouts and sidewalks are so good, lets put them on every street in Leucadia.

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  33. Life long leucadianSeptember 26, 2009 8:37 PM

    753- You may have lived here awhile, but that’s still no reason to want a crappy downtown Leucadia.

    I guess you and I differ. I think the Leucadia Streetscape will benefit all in Encinitas, but the ones that benefit the most are the Leucadia neighborhoods within walking distance of the downtown area. I live on Eolus and I consider the streetscape extremely important and I know it will raise the value of my property and my quality of life.

    I clearly don't understand your position. But oh well. I understand we will always disagree.

    See you at the workshops. Remember. Crap is bad. Support the streetscape. Trees are good, nice landscaping is good, safe walkways are good, safe bikelanes are good, parking is good, roundabouts are good. Its all good.

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  34. 753- I get it.

    you are concerned with cost. A valid concern.

    Well. As you've seen through previous post, Leucadia has paid huge taxes without any improvements in their home town.

    The point of the streetscape costing Encinitas tax payer more money is a joke.

    The streetscape will actually make way more money for the City than they know.
    C heck out what happened to downtown Encinitans after its streetscape.

    Higher property values, higher retail sales, Higher rents along the Hw 101 corridor..... equals... higher quality of life for Encinitas. Especially Leucadians.s I for one support trees, slower speeds, and a beautiful Leucadia!

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  35. "The streetscape DOES NOT address the dust."
    Yes it does. Sadly NCTD's dust will probably remain. But all of the dirt medians and dirt trails with no sidewalks will be planted and landscaped. That means a lot less scorched paradise.

    "They all have awesome original architecture, art and landscaping.
    We aint getting more of that. "
    I'd venture to say we are getting more of that. Including: #1. One Thousand more trees . #2. Peltz' research into Leucadia's past, including the same lampposts that were here in the last century.

    "We aint getting more of that. We be getting Moonlight Lofts and Pacific Station which has almost no landscaping." That is why they need the city to add some green space."
    You're confusing the Specific Plan with the Streetscape. The former involves private property. The Streetscape only concerns public property. Agreed however that since the adoption of density bonuses, the Specific Plan needs to adjust to appropriate developments that have proper parking, mass and bulk issues, etc.. Those meetings are coming soon. Be there if you actually care.

    "You can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig"
    You can brag about living here a long time, but little can be done about your misery here.

    "I've an attitude because just a few that stand to profit with the City spending 20 to 40 million dollars on fixing up 1o1 seem to have an "in" with City staff hell-bent on blowing our hard earned tax dollars."
    #1. 2 miles of businesses paying their taxes for 23 years to the city of Encinitas certainly was hard earned. But you would suffer 101 and surrounding neighborhoods not getting improvements when it's finally their turn? The entire city profits from a Streetscape in perpetuity, not some few ner' do wells as you suggest. Why can't you admit that? Why don't you want that? Doubtful we'll get a real answer, just someone grinding an axe with a silent agenda.

    "And I have lived here before you could find California on a map, let alone Encinitas."
    They have tutorials for map reading for people like you, Ma'am.
    YouTube - Teacher & Rockbots : How to read a map

    "Reason is not automatic, there is no changing them, leave them alone." -your guru Ayn Rand
    "You become what you resent" - Roy Masters
    "I think Roy might be onto something. You have no good reason to dislike the Streetscape. But I'll take Ayn's advice and leave you alone anyway." - Pebo

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  36. Every dollar spent on the Hall property is one less dollar spent on the streetscape.
    Support the streetscape.
    Do not support The hall property.

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  37. "Every dollar spent on the Hall property is one less dollar spent on the streetscape.
    Support the streetscape.
    Do not support The hall property."

    No. The funds come from different pots, and that's a lame attempt to pit Cardiffians against the Street scape.

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