Tuesday, July 22, 2008

War Games On The Bike Path

Came home to this rather interesting e-mail thread... I am glad that my route to work is canyons and beach ... no war zones!

From: Brandy
Date: July 22, 2008 2:28:37 PM PDT
To: Brett
Subject: as Pulgas bike lane closed until the 29th

I just spoke to Bob James, the bicycle coordinator for Cal Trans. If anyone has any questions, please call him at 619-688-6678.

As of tomorrow morning, you may ride the normally restricted to cyclists section of the 5 freeway from Basilone Road going south to Las Pulgas and from Las Pulgas north to Basilone. The signs on this section stating that bicycles are prohibited, will be taped over and CHP has been notified that they are not to cite cyclists on this section of the 5 freeway until the war games are over on the 29th.

From: Bret
Date: July 22, 2008 1:28:37 PM PDT
Subject: Pulgas bike lane closed until the 29th
For those of you planning rides south from Orange County or north from San Diego County, the Marines are having exercises which will not allow use of the bike lane between the Las Pulgas offramp and just south of San Onofre State Beach.

During the past month or so there has been a steady buildup of equipment on the base just east of the I-5. Sign on the two ends of the bike lane have cautioned riders about the possibility of military vehicles in the area.

When I rode south from O.C. this morning there was a HUGE buildup of equipment. The sentry informed me that the bike lane will be closed until the 29th.

I have not checked with Caltrans regarding alternate routes. For me, riding on the I-5freeway for 30 miles is NOT going to happen!

Please feel free to pass this information along to other cyclists. As of 7:30 this morning there were no signs posted anywhere indicating this closure.

Ride safely!

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