Comment 102024

By Pxtl (registered) - website | Posted June 04, 2014 at 14:38:22

I don't live or bike in that part of town so I'm not an expert, but it really feels like one of those half-assed projects that just eats into the tiny cycling budget and accomplishes nothing. It's been completely neutered by design compromises.

Cycling in this city is under constant scrutiny. Bike lanes are lambasted for being wastes of money and space - taking away driving lanes and tax dollars for a perpetually-empty bike lane.

Terrible projects like this feed ammunition to those complaints, because this bike lane will be underused for many obvious reasons. Imagine a useful, proper bi-directional lane on Main getting torpedo'd because it's a block away from the unused (because un-useful) Hunter lanes.

It might be better if it weren't built at all. But again, if there are cyclists who do have use for this, I'll be happy to hear it.

Comment edited by Pxtl on 2014-06-04 14:38:50

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