The Huntington Beach bike path that runs for more than eight miles — starting at one end at Warner Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway — is, I think, one of the city's great assets.
This summer I was riding round-trips every several days, and each time, whether it was on a crowded weekend or quiet weekday, I felt that the path provided a glimpse of the true Huntington Beach. Snaking along, it never ceased to reveal the great cross-section of locals, tourists, surfers, families and businesses. Our beloved fire pits were clear to see and, of course, the ocean, which I find indescribably appealing.
But all that said, let me share a couple complaints.
First, parts of the bikeway need repair. Many sections are scarred, bumpy and ravaged by heat and traffic. Then there is the matter of striping, or lack thereof. Many riders and pedestrians do not seem to grasp the lined-road concept, wavering all over the place with little reason. I think some fresh yellow stripes down the middle, as well some bright white borders indicating where people should walk, would be a huge help.