Bicycle Infrastructure

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby sdho » January 21st, 2019, 9:25 pm

And I guess I don't really get your issue with the roundabouts. You have instant right-of-way, and far less delay than a regular bike lane at a signal. And way less stress than having to merge into the roundabout traffic like a regular bike lane at aroundabout.

Will be even better after they get the green paint down this year for the "crossbike"

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby Vagueperson » January 25th, 2019, 3:18 pm

I wrote a post proposing buffered bike lanes in DT St. Paul of 5th and 6th. I wasn't sure beforehand whether to propose them on the right side (the bus side) or the left side (sometimes parking lanes). Any thoughts?

https://streets.mn/2019/01/24/downtown- ... and-bikes/

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby Silophant » January 25th, 2019, 4:55 pm

As much as I dislike the left-hand bike lanes on 9th and 10th in DT Minneapolis, dodging out of the bike lane to get around a stopped bus is much worse. Left-hand lanes would be my vote. There's plenty of parking in DT St Paul, it wouldn't be missed. (Though it would be argued about endlessly)

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby Vagueperson » January 25th, 2019, 5:59 pm

I hope public works will take a look at this. I was thinking of just swapping out with a traffic lane because there seem to be extra. Also seems less politically difficult than swapping out parking. Some of the parking is bookended with bumpouts which wouldn't allow bike lanes (can't remember how many blocks this is true).

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Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby Anondson » March 30th, 2019, 11:31 am

I just discovered a MetroGIS resource (via their tweet a couple days ago) that is a dataset from the Metro Trails and Bikeways collaborative of every bike trail and route in the Twin Cities region. This pretty much is exactly what I was asking for a few months back! Thought I’d share.
https://twitter.com/MetroGIStweets/stat ... 6657845249
The blurb on the webpage:
This dataset was created by the Metro Trails and Bikeways Collaborative, a joint collaborative project involving the technical and managerial GIS staff from the Seven Metropolitan Counties (Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington). Data were gathered from local, state, and federal partners by the project team and put into the metro data model.
https://gisdata.mn.gov/dataset/us-mn-st ... rails-bike

The dataset includes an ArcGIS online viewer that allows you to view in a web browser.

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby Anondson » May 10th, 2019, 4:30 pm

Here’s a survey on the 2017 Washington Ave cycle tracks.

https://www.menti.com/dbcab010

Tell them what you think!

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby dillonfried » May 13th, 2019, 4:50 am

I've had a few close calls with turning traffic when coming off the cycle tracks to pass through intersections. I reflexively look over my shoulder before all intersections to check for turning cars but I'm concerned that these might be giving less experienced cyclists a false sense of security.

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby EOst » May 13th, 2019, 7:25 am

I think those right-turn lanes are the problem. I don't like merging zones either--or those bike lanes that run between through lane and right-turn lane--but at least there the expected behavior of both parties is fairly clear. The right-turn lanes on Washington Ave allow cars to take those turns pretty much at speed, and at that point I don't think they're very interested in or likely to stop for bikes going straight.

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby amiller92 » May 13th, 2019, 9:16 am

The signals make no sense. What does a flashing yellow bike symbol mean? Flashing yellow left turn arrows mean yield if you're turning. Are bikes supposed to yield to cars when it's flashing yellow? Why? And why do the pedestrian indicator and car green turn before the bike signal? Are bikes supposed to wait a fraction of a second to go? Why?

That said, I rode it this morning, was detected at the intersection and got a green bike with a "no turn on red." Nice, but so much overkill.

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby Multimodal » May 16th, 2019, 10:01 pm

Should be solid green bicycle signal, and flashing yellow for cars, to show motorists need to be looking out for cyclists & pedestrians at all times.

Why have a solid green for cars at all?


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