Tuesday, May 19, 2009

This is where we live

David and I went to a meeting tonight put on by the Regional Planning Commission to hear a proposal for changing some one-way streets to two-way streets. I was very excited to hear that they were planning space for bike lanes (which the city will have to decided whether to stripe or not) and also the number of comments from attenders aimed at making the bike lanes a reality. 

This is a photo of one of the streets that would be changed.

And heeeeeeeeere's puggles!  After betraying me a few weeks ago I had to put ol' puggles in time out, but I have finally forgiven and we rode tonight to the meeting.  All went well.


  1. puggles looks really cute......did mick jagger ever come home?

  2. Making one-way streets in two-way ones sounds good. In Vienna, we have many narrow streets (actually they are only narrow because of parking on both sides of the road) and such made into one-way streets. Some of them are open for cyclists (and not motorists) in both directions though -- a huge advantage! ;-)
    Make sure, if you get bike lanes, that they are very wide. There's nothing more dangerous than too narrow bike lanes as people driving cars forget about the cyclists and only concentrate on following the line. For most of the bike lanes in Vienna I wish they wouldn't have bothered marking them. Less lines make people more aware of each other, I think. Even omitting the center line can help a lot to slow down the traffic and make it safer for everyone. Well, of course, for such a wide road as the one on your picture that wouldn't work and simply result in chaos if there's a lot of traffic ;-).
    Nice "This is where we live"-series, by the way. Makes me understand the structure of American cities better.


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