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No Stopping Zone
updated: Oct 10, 2011, 8:19 PM
By Michael Leu
The City of Goleta apparently made a determination that the danger of having vehicles adjacent to the curb in the 7600 block of Cathedral Oaks is so high that the entire area must be designated a No Stopping zone - mind you, not just no parking, but no stopping whatsoever, not even to just drop off a passenger. Then they park an unattended traffic safety trailer smack dab in the middle of the zone for an extended period of time. To add insult to injury, the trailer impinges on the marked bike lane when, if they simply placed it a short distance farther back on the block, there would have at least been no interference with the bikers.
What significant part of this convoluted logic am I missing?
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Michael Leu's response to commenters, Oct. 11 2:26 p.m.
The dialog has been interesting although, from my perspective at least, somewhat surprising. For the record, and to ease the minds of some speculators, I don't own any spandex, it was late afternoon (after working hours), and I was walking my dog.
The point was simply this. If it is dangerous for vehicles to stop in that area, then, in the absence of some level of emergency circumstances, it is no less dangerous if the vehicle happens to be registered to a government entity. If it's not dangerous to stop there, then the restriction should be removed.
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