I hadn't heard about this one until today. Apparently there are plans to calm traffic and make this already 25mph relatively low volume street 'safer' for peds and cyclists. (I am venting here, so my comments are not well considered, bear with me)
This street runs N-S and is used by college students frequently. Currently it is two farily wide lane (total) with a wide bike lane on each side. Bike lanes are dashed 20ft. before intersections. There are posts on curb with buttons for cyclists to press to activate traffic signals. I ride this road fairly frequently and know that for each intersection the inductive sensors work for bikes. There are often a quite a number of student type cyclist on this road and peds on sidewalk. Sense of safety appears quite good as many of these cylists ride 2-3 abreast (2 legal) and many wrong way. I have never been close passed, never seen excessive speed. It by far one of the more leisurely roads to cycle on as it is.
This is the early stages of plan (focused on data collection):
Note pages 12-18 of presentation showing examples of what was done on a similar 25mph street. Designed in door zones.
The worst being page 18 'Choker' where the bike lanes becomes a raised sidewalk for 20', just before an intersection. Disgraceful.
I provided my comments already to the online form:
Perception: Very safe to bicycle on. So much so it encourages wrong way riding.
[my] Use: Bicycling
[in] Favor [of improvements]: No
Concerns: That improvement money should go to real problem streets like Southern, etc.
ProblemAreas: Too may wrong way cyclists. Bike Lanes should end 100' before intersection to encourage cyclist to line up with cars instead of to their right where they can be right hooked. 'Bicycle crossing' buttons on curb also encourage this unsafe positioning.
My comments were limited by space. I was not aware of scope of project berfore I made my comments.
My venting boils down to why all this focus on streets already fine to cycle.walk on when there is a network of roads that are so much worse. Way to much focus on making unneeding improvements to backstreets and ways instead of more direct routes.