Comment 111620

By Pxtl (registered) - website | Posted May 13, 2015 at 13:10:09

You could do whole article on wasted hatched-off space right where a bike-lane or two-way conversion needs to be.

Want to go South on Hess North? Apparently two-way conversion or contra-flow bike-lane sounds like work, let's just hatch off half the road:

Hess North

Want to keep traveling any direction but North at the end of York Boulevard's westbound bike-lane? Again, contra-flow lanes are hard, but just hatching off space is easy.

York between Hess and Caroline

York between Caroline and Bay

See also Caroline (no picture) - blocking off a lane into a dead-end was easier than continuing the 2-way conversion all the way to York, or providing any kind of cycling infrastructure. Obviously the reason Caroline wasn't converted to 2-way all the way up to York was because of the hair-pin turn at York, but thanks to York's bike-lanes that's no longer a hair-pin right turn - you now turn into the 2nd lane instead of the 1st. Therefore, Caroline could be 2-way right to York. It would require nothing but signs and paint - not even a changed traffic light.

And that's all just my own personal commute! There I'm sure other areas of the city could list just as many absurdities.

Comment edited by Pxtl on 2015-05-13 13:11:00

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