Construction continues on Lakes Basin multi-use path

Press release

The Town would like to notify the public that a multi-use path, including road realignment on Around Lake Mary Loop Road from Lake Mary Road to Lake George Road is currently taking place in the Lakes Basin.

Lake Mary Road to Lake George Road Multi-Use Path Project

Trucking will continue from Monday, August 1 to Friday, August 5. No access will be provided to pedestrian and vehicular traffic from the Lake Mary Campground to Lake George Road. Please detour around Lake Mary entering and exiting through the western entrance of Around Lake Mary Loop Road.

On Wednesday, August 10, the installation of a pedestrian bridge is to occur across Lake Mamie Outfall, near the intersection of Lake George Road and Around Lake Mary Loop Road. Due to the size of the crane and size of the bridge, Lake George Road as well as the Around Lake Mary Loop Road and Lake George Road intersection will be closed for one to two hour increments from 7:00am to 5:00pm.

Please adjust your travel schedule and consideration for all parking in Lake George to avoid conflicts with construction.

Work will be continue until October 2016 and intermittently affect pedestrian and vehicular traffic.

If you require further information or have issues during the construction please feel free to contact: Jamie Robertson, Assistant Engineer at(760) 965-3653.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.



4 Responses to Construction continues on Lakes Basin multi-use path

  1. Tinner August 1, 2016 at 5:22 pm #

    Hooray! I had a close call with a speeding car on this short little section of narrow road, some cars drive WAY WAY too fast in the lakes basin and I wish it would be patrolled more often…or build more multi use trails.
    “Multi use” does this mean electric bicycles are allowed to use these trails? It is signed with paint “no motors” in the asphalt path itself. Anyone know?

    • sugarmags August 2, 2016 at 7:04 am #

      The trail is for pedestrians and cyclists, for the most part. They need to fix it though, good multi use trails have the different user types face different directions when they use the trail ie. pedestrians stay to the left of the center line, cyclist to the right. THat way pedestrian’s see the cyclists when they are approaching and react in a way that helps the flow of traffic.

      As it is now, they don’t hear the bike coming, and when the person calls out ‘bike on your right’ the pedestrian often turns and steps right into the path of the cyclist. Also, pedestrians often walk 5-6 across the entire path, oblivious to the fact that others might be using it. IF they were facing the opposite direction, that would help them see other users.
      I’ve ridden the trail, and slowed almost to a crawl to get by some people who were walking on both sides of the line, only to have them literally step the only open line at the last second.

      • Tinner August 2, 2016 at 11:37 am #

        I’ve been riding that trail since its been there and have never had an issue with pedestrians, I call out “bike” and pass them wherever they are not standing or walking and say thank you as I pass them. I have no issues if a group of pedestrians walks across the entire path, after all its not MY path its OUR path.
        As a pedestrian I have had issues with cyclists thinking they have the right of way and the right to go as fast as they want and expect even dogs to recognize the yellow lines in the path. “Come on man be smarter than the dog” I’ve said when they complain about my dog.
        Why is it on the road cars seem to think they have the right of way and the right to pass a cyclist even when the cyclist is traveling at or above the speed limit or the flow of traffic? On the multi use trail bikes (very few) seem to think they have the right of way and expect everyone to get out of their way?
        Let’s all remember its OUR trail but signed in paint “no motors” and electric bikes have electric “motors”, do they not? Many of those who ride these e bikes rarely ride bikes and have little concept of sharing the trail.
        “Can’t we all just get along.”

        • sugarmags August 3, 2016 at 7:54 am #

          My suggestion and observations still holds true. Most multi-user trails have pedestrians and cyclists ride/walk in the opposite directions, which increases awareness and safety. Many pedestrians are aware that there is a center line and that there are other users. Many are not and accidentally step right in the cyclists path as they attempt to slowly pass.

          Activities which share paths at different speeds have a natural built in conflict. It doesn’t mean that it has to be contentious though. Awareness is the key.

          Dogs are a whole other issue. The last thing a cyclist wants is a taut leash in its path, with the dog one one side and it’s owner on the other. And I’m glad someones dog is friendly, as they often call out, but what I really want is your dog under control when I pass so that I know it won’t suddenly run in front of me, which will hurt the dog, but probably me more. That’s on all trails, not just this multi-user paved path.


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