Kudos to local government staffers for taking care of cyclists

On behalf of all cyclists that use the bike path along Dockweiler State Beach, I want to thank field deputy Steve Napolitano from Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe’s office, field deputy Nate Kaplan from Los Angeles Councilman Bill Rosendahl’s office, along with the city Department of Transportation for their prompt handling of what could have been a serious safety issue along Vista del Mar.
Earlier this month the bike path was closed for a scheduled maintenance and repair project between Imperial Highway and Grand Avenue. As a daily rider who uses this route, I noted there wasn’t any contiguous/temporary way to get around the construction and riders were being forced out on to Vista del Mar.
I contacted Napolitano and Kaplan outlining my observations and associated concerns, noting that the forecast called for great weather the upcoming weekend, thus drawing many riders to the beach.
Both gentlemen responded immediately and before the close of business that day, the determination was made to close one lane northbound and one lane southbound along Vista del Mar between Imperial Highway and Grand Avenue to protect the safety of the riders.
Their sincere concern about providing a safe passage for cyclists and their collaborative response likely prevented a serious accident along this busy thoroughfare.
Guys, great job. Thank you again.
Craig Eggers
Playa del Rey

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