Santa Barbara Independent– June 25, 2016 – see article
So, what do bald eaglets have to do with cycling? Eagle parents have less than four months to teach their young everything they will need to survive in the world. That is their legacy. When we are young we think about our future, career, love, children, and family. As we get older thoughts turn to the legacy we leave behind when the bouncing dot turns into a straight line. I’m inspired by the legacies that others are leaving to our cycling community.
For example, Ralph Fertig left Santa Barbara cyclists a lasting legacy. Recently, the California Transportation Foundation awarded the Ventura/Santa Barbara US 101 HOV and Ralph Fertig Memorial Bike Path the Bicycle Pedestrian Project of the Year….The path benefits everyone. Separating cyclists and pedestrians from high-speed motorists has made this section of road safer for all users. SBCAG is applying for state grant funding to connect Rincon Beach County Park to Carpinteria Avenue. In the future other missing gaps in the California Coastal Trail constructed. Whether you are a cyclist or not, we should all be united in the belief that our community is stronger when our roads are safer for all users.