I zoomed (not zoomed-bombed) our City Council meeting last Tues. night. One of the items on the agenda was how the city would modify our streets, to accommodate bicyclists: specifically where Sherman/Encinal/Central Aves, merge together, thus reducing traffic, time, etc.
(They postponed what I tuned in to hear: some type of modification to our Rent Control regarding Capital Improvement Plan issues. They postponed this subject to another City Council meeting.)
Now, I’m no rocket scientist, but the city staff said it recommended ‘this configuration.’ After lots of discussions, one of the city council members wondered why the staff didn’t have any of this configuration ‘animated’ so we could actually see how this could work. YAY!
It’s one thing to reroute traffic. It’s another thing to keep folks (in cars, on bikes, pedestrians/joggers/runners/and those that have difficulty walking/running) safe.
If you’ve experienced the crazy green/white/stripes/lanes/ at the corner of Otis and Grand Streets, you may have an idea of what I’m talking about.
It’s tough enough for me to memorize floorplans, but this presentation totally failed to win me over. One would think that the staff would practice on regular citizens. Nope. I stayed with the meeting until 11 pm and it started @ 7 pm? I had better things to do….like watch the 11:00 pm weather report.
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