Bike Lanes

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Re: Bike Lanes

Postby tower » Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:28 pm

kboish wrote:Gilham would be a great place to connect downtown and midtown. Grand connects to Gilham via 27th and McGee trafficway. That is probably the best way to go because of the grade on those roadways. The Galleria developer is installing bike lanes on McGee trafficway out of their own pocket.


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Re: Bike Lanes

Postby flyingember » Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:34 pm

I had to drive across Oak, McGee, Grand, Walnut this week (WB) and Grand is the easiest to cross in the crossroads by far. All the parking almost to the corner creates horrible blind spots and that bike lane on Grand pushes the moving cars out just enough to see them further.

So despite not being protected, it helps with driver safety.

It also shows how a corner bumpout that reduces ped distances (see link below) and force people to park further back from the corner is of value to drivers too. It's not just good for bikes and pedestrians.

We need to sell this change as an "all of the above" safety approach. Can still do a wide turn radius in that image because a semi can turn right by swinging into the space in front of the left turn lane and straighten out from there. It just slows cars down because the turn is closer to a 90 degree instead of a 45

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