Thursday, January 28, 2010

Henley Bridge meeting

Great turnout at the public meeting last night! About 50 people were there and only one person spoke against the bike lanes (because he thought it was too dangerous for bicyclists to be on the road). I saw a lot of the bike community there--thanks for coming out! Sounds like the City has received a lot of email comments in favor of the bike lanes as well. They say TDOT is very receptive to the requested change in plans. The start date of the project is still up in the air because of funding issues, and construction will take 30 - 36 months.
(wacky headline since all but one person spoke in favor of the bike lanes)


Anonymous said...

Clever to suggest making them 5 feet wide, same as a car lane... Sounds like a use-it-or-lose-it, no?


kelley said...

Actually, they are just following the federal guidelines for bike lane design. It's very handy that one travel lane equals bikes lanes on both sides.