Oceanside City Council votes in favor of coast highway “Road Diet”
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – City planners in Oceanside are the latest to propose a so-called “Road Diet,” which is when a city takes away street lanes for cars to make room for bike lanes and pedestrians.
Tonight, the council voted 4 to 1 in favor of the new smart growth plan, but only for 75 percent of the stretch of road.
Part of the plan is to reduce what is currently four lanes of vehicle traffic into two lanes of vehicle traffic with the other two lanes designated for parking and bicycle traffic.
In addition, six intersections would also be replaced with roundabouts.
The city hopes to fund the road improvements through grants from several agencies including SANDAG.