As of October 20th, 2011, the John F Kennedy Drive Separated Bikeways project has been approved for implementation in January, 2012.
buffered/separated bike lanes / cycle tracks and floating floating parking.
good job, planners and everyone involved in this project.
I approve. :)
hopefully the new JFK drive will be a success with cyclists of all walks of life rolling through.
The goal of this project is to make John F Kennedy Drive accessible to all users, including pedestrians and cyclists of all abilities and to support the Board of Supervisors 2010 Resolution to have a goal of 20% of trips by bicycle by 2020 in San Francisco. By creating a bikeway that is physically separated from parked and moving vehicles, this project addresses the top two barriers to cycling in San Francisco today:
- There are not enough bike lanes
- Many potential cyclists are not comfortable riding with cars
omg! 18 new miles of bike lanes!
this event was a few days ago.
New bikeways on:
Santa Clara Ave
E 12th St
W Grand Ave
Santa Clara Ave
27th St/Bay Pl
New signage on:
E 12th St
Total Bikeway Project Miles: 18.1
Miles of Roadway Striping: 10.2
Miles of Wayfinding Signage: 7.9
Miles of New Bikeway: 9.4
Miles of Upgraded Bikeway: 8.7
Who among us has the time, stamina or ego to ride a bicycle to work? Ego? When was the last time you saw a cyclist stop for a stop sign? Or wait his turn at the end of a line of cars backed up at an intersection? Besides, I’d look silly in cyclist couture. Imagine me in a Castelli Sorpasso bib tight cycling suit (available online for around $179.95 plus shipping). I’ve never paid that much for a real suit.
John McCarron (Chicago Tribune columnist) was obviously asking for a drubbing from the bike crowd, and the bloggers have been happy to oblige:
"It’s the sort of screed we’ve come to expect, full of outdated stereotypes, faulty logic, and straight-up misinformation," wrote Jason Tinkey.
“This isn’t a war on cars,” ranted Brent Cohrs. “This is a war on declining living conditions. It’s a war against air pollution and the health issues toxic emissions exacerbate for everyone. It’s a war against congestion and all the precious time, effort, and energy it wastes for everyone.”
read more: grist.org, 02.12.11.
there’ll always be people like this. until they die off or move to an isolated suburb.
Big ups to the Windy City’s mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Hopefully he gets his goal of 100miles of separated (!!!!) bike lanes built within 5 years, if not sooner. Hopefully this first one completed recently will warm people up, and more and more people start cycling so that the next miles of separated bike lanes will come easily, naturally and without hassle.