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Re: Bike Lanes

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:11 am
by DaveKCMO
beautyfromashes wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:08 pm
It looks like they’re getting ready to residewalk and pave 19th as well after the main structure at Corrigan is done. Will there be bike lanes there too?
Nope.

Re: Bike Lanes

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:25 am
by flyingember
As usual, the city doesn't clear bike lanes of snow and pushes what they plow into them.

Saw this in two different bike lanes

Re: Bike Lanes

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:27 am
by WSPanic
I think the word "clear" is a pretty generous term for what they do to the driving lanes.

ETA: Not saying they should be dumping in the bike lanes - it's pretty much like the bike lanes don't exist when it snows. It's wrong.

Re: Bike Lanes

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:49 am
by chaglang
WSPanic wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:27 am
I think the word "clear" is a pretty generous term for what they do to the driving lanes.

ETA: Not saying they should be dumping in the bike lanes - it's pretty much like the bike lanes don't exist when it snows. It's wrong.
When we were pushing for the Armour bike lanes, this was one of Public Works's reasons against bike lanes - that they would just plow snow into them.

Re: Bike Lanes

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:58 am
by tower
Snow plows should push the snow as far to the right of the lane as they can without risking damage to the parked cars, but that means that a lot of snow will still end up on the unprotected bike lane. Also, clearing more than the width of the blades would require multiple passes, which takes time they may not have.

What we need are more protected bike lanes which would hopefully force the city to form a team specifically to clear protected bike lanes like DC has: https://ddot.dc.gov/page/clearing-snow-bike-lanes

Re: Bike Lanes

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:00 pm
by flyingember
The issue isn't just bike lanes and the fix would be relevant. The city is supposed to maintain access to bus stops and crosswalks under ADA and they aren't. I saw someone jump over a pile of snow across the street from city hall on Monday while the street was clear.

They need to be more particular about where they push snow in general.

NKC pushes into the center of the street in their downtown. It's not ideal but they would rather block turn lanes than parking and I can appreciate that. Meanwhile KC pushes snow into cars downtown, I saw one pile taller than someone's tires against their tailgate.

Re: Bike Lanes

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:13 am
by flyingember
From watching communication, I learned that NKC takes the time to pre-treat and plow it's brand new cycle track in an unfinished development while KC can't keep a bike lane clear on N. Oak which is a priority corridor. (the bus pulls into the bike lane so not clearing it impacts transit riders)

Re: Bike Lanes

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:24 am
by grovester
Merriam Lane/SW Blvd is a mess.

Re: Bike Lanes

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:38 pm
by bspecht

Re: Bike Lanes

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:04 pm
by DaveKCMO
bspecht wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:38 pm
New draft Bike Plan is out: http://kcmo.gov/planning/wp-content/upl ... 9Feb03.pdf
Public meetings on tap: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BikeKC/even ... e_internal

Make sure you show up and demand funding!