Bike Lanes

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Re: Bike Lanes

Post by DaveKCMO » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:11 am

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.

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Re: Bike Lanes

Post by flyingember » Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:25 am

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

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Re: Bike Lanes

Post by WSPanic » 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.

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Re: Bike Lanes

Post by chaglang » Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:49 am

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.

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Re: Bike Lanes

Post by tower » Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:58 am

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

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Re: Bike Lanes

Post by flyingember » Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:00 pm

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.

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