Ventura’s Beach Bike Path Now Open!
Since I am in Boise Idaho, I couldn’t be at the ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday for the new bike path along the beach in Ventura, so my husband rode his bike over there and sent me some photos from his BlackBerry for this post. Looks like it was a nice sunny day at the beach for a change and I heard a great crowd of people showed up to hear the Mayor and others talk about the project and applaud its completion.
Once again, people can ride on a bike path from the ocean to Ojai!
A big thank you to everyone who worked so hard for nearly 20 years to find the most ecological way to balance the needs of the see, the surfers, pedestrians and more before rebuilding. Congratulations especially to Paul Jenkin of Surfrider who really followed through on this project representing the perspective of many of the environmentally concerned citizens in our community.
Now that this project is over, I hope he takes on San Jon Road, a short but wide segment of road that connects the beach with the town. He’s shown me plans that take that wide monstrosity and turns half of it into a park with water, a bike path and plenty of room for pedestrians. Sign me up, Paul! I am ready to help you on this one!
Next ArtRides: First Friday August 5 and Sat. August 6 Fair Parade: Freewheeling Farmers! What’s the “Bounty of the County” that you have in your bike basket?
Read more about the new bike path below and watch a video too!
via Bikergo Gal