Carlsbad moves toward narrowing of La Costa

CARLSBAD — The Carlsbad City Council considered an interim striping plan for La Costa Avenue to improve traffic safety at its June 28 meeting.
The striping plan is considered a temporary solution to improving safety on La Costa Avenue. Staff will present the final plan to the City Council later this summer.
One of the plan’s main goals is to enhance safety by improving driver visibility from the residential driveways located between Romeria Street and Fairway Lane. The proposed plan reduces La Costa Avenue to one lane westbound from Romeria Street through Fairway Lane by converting one of the vehicle lanes into a bike lane. The resulting lane configuration will match the existing lane striping on La Costa Avenue east of Romeria Street where this lane reduction has already been implemented.
The City Council may consider alternatives to the interim striping plan including, but not limited to, painted medians to restrict left turn movements, on-street parking restrictions, and lane reductions in the eastbound direction of travel. The Traffic Safety Commission recommended the City Council approve the proposed interim striping plan in addition to prohibiting on-street parking at select locations to meet minimum standards for driver visibility.
For more information on the La Costa Avenue interim striping plan and the La Costa improvement program, visit the city’s website at carlsbadca.gov/traffic. City Council meetings are held at City Hall, 1200 Carlsbad Village Drive, starting at 6 p.m.

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