Confusing bike lane striping to be fixed thanks to alert cyclist

Chris Crosby left a comment last night alerting me to some good work he has been doing to fix a confusing section that had been striped on Pacific Highway.

I contacted Tom Landre at the city two weeks ago regarding the configuration of the new lanes northbound on PH between Taylor and the Naval Base Pt Loma Public Works driveway. The city striped the new lane such that the bike lane and the curb parking lane are one and the same. Photo:

PCH bike lane north of Taylor St. (Old Town) - looking north
PCH bike lane north of Taylor St. (Old Town) – looking north. Photo: Flickr/crosby_cj

It is a confusing configuration because the buffered lane emerges out of the curb parking lane.

Tom emailed me this morning to indicate that work orders have been issued to fix the configuration by adding a bike lane next to the parking lanes between Taylor and the start of the buffered lanes to the north. Apparently the goal is to get it “fast tracked” so the work is done soon. Thanks to Tom for the quick response to my inquiry.

If you notice any problems, please do contact San Diego’s Bike Coordinator Tom Landre. Tom Landre can be reached via email or by phone at: (619) 533-3045. Do send in details about your own advocacy efforts and I will happily post any and all successes no matter how small.