SLO Bicycle Coalition

City of San Luis Obispo

The City of San Luis Obispo is now ranked as one of the top places in the nation to cycle. 

The California Highway Patrol in San Luis Obispo says a fatal crash that killed a bicyclist on Los Osos Valley Road Wednesday night happened because the victim crossed the roadway in front of an oncoming vehicle.

Officer Richard Lee says 25-year-old Anna Deis was struck and killed as she left the La Familia Ranch Pumpkin Patch around 6:30. He says the crash happened as she crossed the road to head West and passed in front of a car driven by an 86 year old driver.

While heart disease and lower respiratory disease remain leading causes of death in the U.S., 25% of household income is spent on transportation and 40% of car trips are less than 2 miles. In spite of these statistics, Americans are changing their behavior. From 2000 - 2011 we have seen a 47% increase in bicycle commuting in the United States. In San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles that number increases to an incredible 80%.  

  • Fine wine, iconic opera, and sleek bicycles are among the topics on this week's "Issues and Ideas." Guests include Jim Cooper, head of Cal Poly's Viticulture department,
  • and Brian Asher Alhadeff, who conductors and directs Opera San Luis Obispo's upcoming production of "Carmen."