OWN VOICE. I don’t own a car. I don’t like driving or traffic. I moved here in 1989 from over-the-hill and stopped commuting in 1991, choosing to work locally… and ride my bike to work.
I like to ride bikes. I have around 60,000 miles on the Coastal Trail. I am not the only one. Sure there are recreational users, but farmworkers and hospitality workers go from Pillar Ridge Manufactured Home Park (227 homes), south to Half Moon Bay and back.
Over those miles and those years we have had a TWO YEAR detour around the California State Park Pilarcitos Bridge. First, it was made of the wrong metal and because a State Park Ranger drove a tractor over the bridge in 2014 (HMB Review) .
Who to Contact?
Bruce Meyer, Supervisor at California State Parks
Update as of 12/23/2021 from Bruce. “One of my staff drove down to monitor on the culvert and drove on the edge. I have instructed all staff to stay off the trail. The blue line signifies how far the road has been undercut. I am not involved with the planning, but I do know that this is of the highest priority.”
The Roosevelt ditch/culvert is just as vital as the County’s Medio de Arroyo bridge which is closed for a year and a half.
Why Doesn’t the California State Park System Treat the Coastside with more Respect?
Lack of funds, permitting hurdles cause delay