Save the trees or save a life?
What is more important to the people regarding Arnold Drive?
Several years ago, Arnold drive did get a partial way-bicycle lane, beginning at Petaluma Avenue and stopping at Country Club Lane around Hanna Boys Center.
Question: Why did the bicycle lane not continue on to Glen Ellen? Some people at that time thought that "save the trees" was a priority.
The question should be asked: What is more important, save the trees or save a life?
Recently, the road on Arnold Drive was repaved from Agua Caliente Road to Loma Visa Drive, but no bicycle lane was included. Why?
This is a very dangerous area for bicycle riders. I see people riding their bicycles on the new pavement. Traffic must use the other lane to avoid them or slow down until it is safe to pass them. Bicycle tours take place on Arnold Drive which is not a good thing; it's too dangerous. The dangers are: obstacles facing bicycle riders including trees, ditches, telephone poles and steel rails.
I live off Arnold Drive and have children who have been on that road with their bicycles. It is a very dangerous road and the speed limit is 45. My children are no longer small, so I no longer worry about their safety on that road.
Money should be used where it benefits all people. A roundabout is nice, but what is more important is the safety of people.