I'm on vacation visiting the inlaws right now. As we drove around the city so far I have only seen one, not two, but ONE street with a bike lane. I am really surprised to see how wide the lanes are, for cars, here but I don't think I will survive a week if I ever have to commute in this city. Most people drive like madmen/women and full sized pickup trucks and SUV's abound in addition to my sister in law and mother in law who cuts corners frequently. There is this one stretch of 6 lane road, 3 both ways, that would be a hoot to ride, rolling hills. But I seriously believe I will go home in a body bag if I ever took that chance. 35mph limit but since its mostly straight cars are going 45 to 55 mph.
Another observation is I've only seen a total of maybe 6 cyclists in the 4 days we've spent here. 1 roadie and the rest are mtb's. I've gone throught the city and the suburbs and cyclists are very rare, no make that impossible to find. In contrast there are 3 LBS's in one street I've gone to, Anderson Ln, that are within a 1 mile distance. And just 3 miles away are 3 more LBS's. How can that be? In Silicon Valley all the LBS's are so far from one another it was frustrating to go from one to the other. Yet there are very few cyclists here. I'm dumbfounded.