There’s a new split-rail fence at Haserot Beach. A focus group has been working to address some of the problems at Haserot, and you can read more about that here.
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One of their goals was to install fencing along the roadway on the beach side, to inhibit parking and limit random crossings. A split rail fence was suggested, with one or two breaks accompanied by painted crosswalks. Mission accomplished.
I see where they’re coming from, but here’s my problem with this. The fencing DOES have “No Parking” signs along it, so people know they’re not supposed to park there. But, in my mind, this means people will be parking on the other side of the road on that blind curve, and attempting to cross with their kids there, with cars zooming around the corner. Wouldn’t it actually be safer to park on the beach side along the fence?
As far as the openings in the fence, I don’t know that that’s going to stop people from parking across the road, walking ACROSS the road, and just walking a few steps one way or the other to get to an opening in the fence.