Comment 70376

By SpaceMonkey (registered) | Posted October 06, 2011 at 19:08:29

I was driving along Barton Street in the area between James and Wentworth today and had this thread in mind. For the East-West bike lane, why not just add a bike lane to Barton in the curb lane in each direction. Most of the right lane seems to be wide enough for onstreet parking and a bike lane. This option would be cost effective, there would be a minimal impact on traffic and parking and would offer a safe (safer than some of the other suggestions) route. The only cost would be removing several "bumpouts" that occur in one of the stretches. The lane even looks wide enough to have the bike lane closest to the curb, and the street parking between the bike lane and the car traffic/lane. This would improve the cycler safety by lessening the chances of car/bike collision and reduce the chances of a biker getting hit by the opening of a car door.

Comment edited by SpaceMonkey on 2011-10-06 19:08:59

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