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This is also part of the Metropolitan Branch Trail. Photo from Zack
August 12, 2015 in Metropolitan Branch Trail (MBT), Protected Bike Lane (PBL) | Permalink
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Brett Young |
August 12, 2015 at 01:05 PM
Good job, DOT. I've really been enjoying this stretch this week; it makes getting to the Ist St cycletrack from the south much easier, and I think 1st St will now be my permanent link to the MBT (shifting from 2nd St - induced demand ;-).
But as I posted elsewhere, I'm not sure how well vehicles will respect the cycletrack, given the gap in the barrier midway up the block. So far this week, around 8:30 am each day:
Mon: no vehicles in cycletrack
Tue: emergency responder vehicle parked in cycletrack
Wed: mechanical repair vehicle parked in cycletrack
John Henry Holliday |
August 12, 2015 at 02:17 PM
This afternoon around lunchtime.
August 12, 2015 at 04:19 PM
This really is unbelievable. Like literally anywhere you don't put protection, even for a small gap, vehicles will seem to automatically fill-in to that area.
August 12, 2015 at 04:23 PM
Jon, was that a cop car? Whatever it is, with the curb, that looks far worse than parking in an unprotected bike lane because you have to hope the curb to get around.
August 13, 2015 at 08:22 AM
@DE: good point.
But as chance would have it, the same sort of thing happened to drivers on 1st St yesterday evening: there was a police response to something in two locations along the west side of 1st St (which is one lane each way) between G & H St. The police had parked their vehicles in the southbound lane, blocking that lane, and no southbound cars could go around because of the cars in the northbound lane - which could not go anywhere because drivers on H St trying to turn onto 1st St southbound were blocking the box at 1st and H. It was one of those occasions where I felt a little sorry for drivers as I maneuvered through the traffic jam.
Thu morning: cycletrack was clear at 8:30ish am. So, clear 50% of the time around 8:30 am the first four days.
John Henry Holliday |
August 13, 2015 at 02:03 PM
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