Calif Torn Between Commute, Surf Break
So, they could build a toll road to a very popular beach in such a way that it destroys the aspect of it which makes it popular. If this isn't an environmental planning topic, I don't know what is.Two of California's favorite pasttimes _ surfing and driving _ are on a collision course as state officials consider building a toll road to one of the world's best surf breaks.
Plans for 16 miles of asphalt ending near Trestles, the "Yosemite of Surfing," have galvanized surfers and environmentalists. They argue the project would wipe out endangered species, ruin the park and block the sediment deposits that create the world-class waves.
(And I'm reminded of the Aswan Dam. Or the saying "I would give my left arm to be ambidextrous." sigh.)