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Monterey County Weekly on King City, Monterey, Salinas, and Seaside stroads

The cover story for the Monterey County Weekly’s March 9-15, 2023 issue, “Stroad Rage,” features stories by four Weekly staff writers, as highlighted below. Here’s an Intro by staff writer Tajha Chappellet-Lanier:

Photos in this post, shot in those cities

in past years, are by Bicycling Monterey.

Celia Jiménez, on King City

“Lastly are efforts to improve the streetscape, specifically pedestrian and bicycle friendliness – planting more trees, installing more benches and adding bike racks.”

Above: Broadway, King City

Pam Marino, on Monterey

“It’s been a balancing act for Monterey officials over the decades, figuring out how to serve the needs of motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists while managing the demands and expectations of residents and business owners.”

Rey Mashayekhi, on Salinas

“While some residents and business owners have complained that the reconfigured downtown has already made it harder to find convenient parking, a less car-friendly environment is very much by design.”

David Schmalz, on Seaside

“Fremont has the highest number of accidents of any street in the city (72 in 2022, compared to 44 on Del Monte Boulevard), and if you see someone riding a bike, it’s [typically] either crossing Fremont in a hurry or riding alongside it on a narrow sidewalk usually bereft of pedestrians.”

Thanks to the solar-powered Weekly for recognizing the impact of transportation on quality of life, including on climate change!

This post was published on 21 March 2023.

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