ABC7 reports that
After a contentious neighborhood debate, the City of Alexandria is laying down bike lanes on both sides of a two-thirds-of-a-mile stretch on King Street between Russell Road and Janneys Lane.
Which is good news. The bike lanes are painted green BTW. Anyway, Francis Buckly is still angry about it.
"It would take an idiot to put a bike lane here."
Buckley sees the lane in front of his home, as well as the one coming soon on the other side of the street -- and a very tight and busy space in between.
"We'll have buses that have to swerve to avoid each other, they'll cut into the bike lane and heaven knows what will happen next," he says.
Nothing I didn't expect. But, for all the talk about safety, here's a pretty telling statement (emphasis mine).
"As a resident who kept my parking space, that's great personally. But in terms of the scheme of how it's gonna work, I think we're all really concerned about the safety issues."
That's the problem. People think these are their parking spaces, and they aren't.
Anyway, they report that the City Council is considering banning large trucks on that section of King Street, so that would possibly make the road even safer.