Last month, Marin County sheriff’s deputies started using lidar devices to record the speeds of bike riders on Open Space district fire roads and trails that receive the most complaints about dangerous activity. Lidar, short for Light Detection and Ranging, utilizes narrow laser pulses that are more accurate in calculating speeds than radar readings. The current speed limit is 15 mph on roads and trails, 5 mph when passing. sharethepathmarin.org
This article originally appeared in Marin Magazine’s print edition under the headline: “Slow Down“.
Kasia Pawlowska loves words. A native of Poland, Kasia moved to the States when she was seven. The San Francisco State University creative writing graduate went on to write for publications like the San Francisco Bay Guardian and KQED Arts among others prior to joining the Marin Magazine staff. Topics Kasia has covered include travel, trends, mushroom hunting, an award-winning series on social media addiction and loads of other random things. When she’s not busy blogging or researching and writing articles, she’s either at home writing postcards and reading or going to shows. Recently, Kasia has been trying to branch out and diversify, ie: use different emojis. Her quest for the perfect chip is never-ending.