This came in from a resident of the neighborhood that would be affected by the proposal:
It uses the same bait and switch technique that the city has been using for years.
The text of the document tells us that the purpose of the meeting is “to inform the public of plans for the installation a a bike lane along Escondido Drive from Resler to Broadmoor”.
The graphic however shows the bike lane running from Resler to Los Robles. The link provided on the meeting notice shows the bike lane going all the way up to Broadmoor and then back down Thunderbird.
We saw the same kind of thing when we voted on a proposed “Heritage Cultural Center” that later became an “Hispanic Cultural Center”. Now the city refers to it as a “Mexican American Cultural Center”.
The multipurpose performing art and entertainment center that we voted on is now “the arena”. According to news reports the city manager at the time knew that letting the public know that the facility would be used for sports would hurt its chances of passing.
Gravity and collisions
Escondido from Los Robles to Broadmoor is narrow and steeply uphill. Residences on much of the length have little parking and short driveways. Cars park on both sides of the street and narrow the usable roadway even more.
The meeting notice did not ask for public input. Instead its purpose is to inform the public.
It might be a good idea to attend the meeting and inform the city staff of what you think.
We deserve better