Carlsbad, The Bike Friendly Town

By
Real Estate Agent with Solutions Real Estate CA DRE #01490977

Carlsbad, The Bike Friendly Town

I have renamed Carlsbad the bike friendly town.

Bike Racks in downtown Carlsbad Village

It’s my own doing, but based on changes in the last couple of years which reflect that Carlsbad takes toward bicyclists I thinks it’s an apt descriptor.

Carlsbad is certainly not alone. There are many communities that promote bicycling and provide an atmosphere that encourage that mode of transportation, and safety for the bikers in a busy community with a fair amount of traffic and pedestrians.

Case in point…

Sharrows on the streets of Carlsbad help protect bicyclistsCarlsbad has been installing sharrows for some time, and many streets are designated streets which are to be shared by bicyclists and cars (indicated by the photo to the right).

Carlsbad has had labeled bike lanes as long as I have lived here on a number of major streets, including the coast highway (Carlsbad Boulevard) along the beach.

The City of Carlsbad has also installed a large number of bike racks and bike corrals around and near the village and by the beaches in the last couple of years, encouraging bicyclists to “bike the village.”

It cuts down on traffic congestion and the City's approach acknowledges the need for bicyclists to share the road, and be able to park and use the services in the Village.

Bike racks in Carlsbad Village

It's an expensive, and healthy way to get around. Plus there are a large number of cyclists in an around the area, those who live here and others who are passing through.

I think all this makes Carlsbad a pretty bike friendly town.

close

This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Topic:
Real Estate General Information
Location:
California San Diego County Carlsbad Carlsbad Village
Groups:
Everything California
Posts to Localism
SAN DIEGO Real Estate Agents & Loan Officers
Local Expert
HyperLocal Neighborhood and Community Posts
Tags:
carlsbad
carlsbad village

Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Ambassador
4,166,955
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Bike friendly is a great attribute for any town, it is part of why I live in the town where I live.

Feb 04, 2014 01:22 PM #1
Ambassador
2,674,209
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Jeff, Cool that Carlsbad has incorporating biking lifestyle into their city.  We see bicyclists on some of our country roads and frankly feel like they're risking their lives since there are no shoulders or bike lanes and they're on a 55 mph state road that gets a fair amount of traffic.  Good thing they wear those bright jerseys like they're in the Tour de France!

Feb 04, 2014 08:21 PM #2
Ambassador
3,967,930
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Bob - no doubt there are many who agree, I know I do, on the rare occasions I am out on my bike

BLiz - I think more and more communities are taking a more positive approach to bicyclists, and pedestrians. Glad to see. Some cyclists however are not always very friendly toward others in the way they ride their bikes. BUt they seem to be the minority

Jeff

Feb 12, 2014 11:00 AM #3
Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?

Ambassador
3,967,930

Jeff Dowler, CRS

The Southern California Relocation Dude
What's my Carlsbad CA Area Home Worth??
*
*
*
*
Spam prevention

Additional Information