Better late than never certainly applies to the long-awaited completion of the new bike lanes being constructed along a 2.5 miles stretch of Lynn Rd. in Thousand Oaks. The project was started in May but the discovery of a high pressure gas line at the excavation point put a hold on all work until a resolution was found.
The new bike route will be along both directions running from Avenida de los Arboles down to Hillcrest Drive across from The Oaks mall. This will add to the current bike route throughout the city resulting in a total of approximately 16 miles of continuous bike lanes already in place adding additional safety for the large cycling community in the region.
I have ridden on this section of Lynn Road many times and I’m not alone in feeling that these new bike lanes are long overdue for the safety of cyclists. This bike route is just too narrow for both cars and bikes to share at the same time – especially as you approach the Oaks Mall at Hillcrest Rd.
Starting in 2014 road biking through the Conejo Valley will be that much better! I’m looking forward to it!