The Escondido street meeting situtation has been rolling around in my head.
One of the problems was that the city sent out a letter inviting people to a meeting about “bike lanes” but when the meeting started the city officials went to great lengths to inform the attendees that the meeting was about the “restriping” of Escondido and that bicycle lanes were a consequence of the restriping.
How much money does it cost to paint stripes on a street? Why would the city send five administrators to a neighborhood meeting to discuss a work order that would only take one or two days to complete?
Then again why would the city be restriping a street where the stripes are in fairly good condition, no better or worse than the other streets in the neighborhood? Does the city hold a neighborhood meeting every time a street gets painted?
City staff was not telling the truth. The meeting was about bike lanes. Restriping was their way of trying to change the discussion.
They should be ashamed of themselves.
I guess that TXDOT could claim that they are just restriping I-10.
We deserve better