Not so fast with those Potrero bike lanes

The proposed bike lanes through Potrero Valley (page 3) would be exclusively for recreational purposes, without any “commuting” value. This is of course true for most of the bike lanes throughout the area as well.
So let’s say we look at this as a proposed Ventura County park or a Thousand Oaks CRPD site project. Six miles of 3-foot-wide lanes add up to just over 2 acres of asphalt parking lot.
If either the city or county were looking at a park improvement cost of $3 million to $3.5 million, th...

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