Laguna folks pride themselves on giving back to the community. So it's no surprise they came up with some dandy ideas for gifts — cost not to be considered — for the city in the New Year.
Mayor Jane Egly: "Fewer cars and more walkers and bikers."
Egly is an advocate of the Complete Streets movement that espouses the notion that streets are for everyone, regardless of age or means of locomotion.
Residents in cities across the country, including Laguna Beach, are asking their elected officials to endorse and implement policies that make streets safe for all users, from bicyclists to public transportation riders, drivers and pedestrians.
Bob Josephson said making Forest Avenue pedestrian-only from the highway to Glenneyre Street would be a start.
Councilwoman Toni Iseman would make more room for pedestrians and cyclists, not to mention parking spaces, with the gift of shuttles from peripheral parking areas for all 52 weekends a year.