They are building concrete protected bike lanes which are "supposed" to be open by the end of summer...do you think this is an improvement or no?
Not feeling good either after yesterday evening's ride. Broken glass, salmon divvy, people walking as if it's an extension of the sidewalk, and then an SUV parked at the north end with 2 flat tires. And I agree the right hook danger on Larrabee is now much increased. I can't wait for parking to come back so we can add the additional hazard of clueless people blindly crossing the lane between parked cars and businesses.
I've had the same thoughts/ observations. I, too, am not feeling good about this right now. There's been a whole bunch of glass (from a broken car window...?) right near the Bobby Cann memorial site. The first day I rode the bike lane, I saw it too late and since it is a cement barrier, I couldn't swerve around it and had to barrel through. Luckily, no flat. Since then, I've been riding slowly through that section, or...just riding in the street.
I've also notice the construction crews sometimes like to park right at the north end of the northbound lane and happen to block the exit. I am hoping my mind will change when all construction is complete.
I have my concerns for winter riding but I'll try to be optimistic and tell myself: they'll have it figured out by then and will definitely plow in a timely manner. o.O Hmm..
You forgot to mention the part about "mama" up the road... :)
Im starting to wonder if this is why they made the bike lane as wide as it is, so this lil plow guy could fit in it. Unfortunately, other small cars also try to drive in it at times...