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Here is a courtesy link so readers can more easily find my now 3 year old post on the Anza Trail proposal between San Luis Obispo, Edna, and Pismo Beach.  This post has lots of detail… and is rather long… so you may need a comfy chair.   There is a meeting coming up Feb 24th 2015 to discuss this trail… sponsored by San Luis Obispo Council of Governments… Feb 24th 2015 at 5:30 PM at 5785 Los Ranchos School… on Los Ranchos near the entrance to San Luis Obispo Country Club… a mile or so south of San Luis Obispo Airport just off of highway 227.

CLICK HERE FOR A LINK TO MY 2012 research…

 

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This is a link to a long govt. report on transportation trends moving forward… Lots of demographic info and population projections… interesting to planning nerds like me…

http://www.dot.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/docs/Draft_Beyond_Traffic_Framework.pdf

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The County of SLO has just released the Revised Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the 4.4 mile long additional Bob Jones City to Sea Bicycle Trail section between the Octagon Barn in San Luis Obispo… and the existing trailhead parking area along Ontario Road.   Key amongst the several revised components is that the new route prioritizes going UNDER highway 101 rather than building a bridge over the freeway.

The new DEIR is can be found at:  http://www.slocounty.ca.gov/planning/environmental/EnvironmentalNotices/Bob_Jones_Pathway_DIER.htm

This is an interesting map I just found on Zillow, via Tableau Software.  It shows the status of home selling in the USA.  Darker blue means houses are sitting longer and selling for less than asking… darker red means houses are selling faster and closer to asking price or over asking price.   Sure looks like there is a migration going on.  Is it just boomers retiring?  I don’t know.  All I can say is here they come… whoever they are.

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My friend John Cutter, a bicycle designer and builder here in San Luis Obispo, sent me this link this am… about a new city being built in South Carolina… called Riverwalk.  It includes a huge outdoor velodrome, a very large BMX area, permanent criterium track, and all sorts of other outdoor activity related areas for the citizens to enjoy…

here is the blog post John sent…. from a blog called redkiteprayer.com

here is the link to the community website itself

It is a community built around outdoor activities… specifically cycling… but not exclusively.

Interesting stuff… dig in a bit.

Eric

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Tackiness at Hearst Castle is nothing new… here is some lovely 1960’s wall paper wrapping a switch plate cover in the “secret” kitchen… downstairs in one of the guesthouses, behind what looks like just a closet door. WRH probably didn’t see this modification… looks a bit more like the Patty Hearst”era to me. Maybe this is what inspired Lady Gaga in her most recent video filmed at the castle… we’ll never know I suppose.

Here’s a short video of San Luis Obispo’s city council serenading to their various advisory body members… on March 11, 2014.  A side of council you don’t get to see at the council meetings!

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