Join the incredibly strong voice of people in the Central Coast that want to see Highway 1 safe for bikes and sign this petition to express your concern to CalTrans. Petition here.
- CalTrans resurfaced (thin layer of chip seal) a segment of Highway 1 North of Cambria in late 2012.
- The rock aggregate used in the resurfacing is rough and makes riding a bike challenging (see images).
- One person has already crashed as a result of the new road surface.
- CalTrans has stated that the roadway will become smooth over time and stands behind the resurfacing work for economic rationale.
The San Luis Obispo County Bicycle Coalition strongly supports the voice of hoteliers, restauranteurs, business owners, community members, nonprofits, and people who ride bikes that are asking CalTrans to provide a solution to this problem. Safe conditions for cycling on Highway 1 are essential to our economic vitality and community wellbeing through opportunities for recreational tourism, active local residents, and nonprofit fundraising endeavors. Together we can make Highway 1 great.
A few images of the new road surface: