Plaza Street striping begins
DOT has begun striping the new bidirectional bike lane on Plaza Street. The area between the parked cars and the new buffer will eventually be painted green and allow for contra-flow cycle traffic.
Of course, contra-flow cycle traffic was already happening in this location long before the idea of a two-way bike lane was ever proposed. The new design will give passing cyclists a little more breathing room, provided their path isn’t blocked by double parked cars and other kinds of oncoming traffic.
Traffic was really light when I rode up to Plaza Street this morning, and I didn’t see any drivers bunching up at Union Street, as is often the case. We’ll see how it all plays out after the installation is complete. If you snap any pictures or have any reports, please send them my way.