Bollards are being installed!
First ride on the new cycletrack. Nicely done! It is gonna take a little getting used to for everyone.
And weight in a photograph of a lady rider on the front page of the VA print edition the no less. Can't help but think she looks like she is suffering from a rib stitch.
So, people are confused by the lane when it's still not done? SHOCKING. This is what passes for journalism these days?Even before the final signs, markings and white bollards were in place — and days before the official ribbon-cutting — the new lane was causing confusion and consternation.
I rode a part of the lane this morning, and I thought it worked pretty well. The posts at the entrance of each intersection seemed to help a lot.
Yes, no one parked or drove in the lane this morning with the new bollards installed. Not sure a recumbent trike could fit between the double bollards, so that would be my only complaint. Not that I've ever seen a recumbent trike downtown.
I think the improvements are quite good. I had no problems today. Cars seemed to figure out where to merge and there were no left hooks as I made my way through.
There was a huge backup of traffic turning from Pennsylvania onto L, though. Hope that was an isolated incident and not a result of the new traffic patterns or get ready for the backlash.