JoJe´ Bar Founders John and Jess Advocate for Safer Local Streets

ENCINITAS — It has been nearly a year since an unidentified motorist struck John Abate from behind on his bicycle on Leucadia Boulevard and nearly ended his life.

Since his near-fatal experience, the city has taken steps to improve cyclist safety along the street by painting a protected bicycle lane along a 1.8-mile stretch of the road between Quail Gardens Drive and El Camino Real.

On June 12, Abate stood before the Encinitas Traffic and Public Safety Commission, which was poised to take another action to improve cyclist safety along that stretch of road — the installation of rumble strips in the 2-foot buffer area between the bike lane and the roadway…..

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