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Old 09-24-09, 07:00 PM
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New bike lanes in Auburn

Why did Auburn put new bike lanes and a seperated path on the roads with the least bike usage?
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Old 09-25-09, 07:44 AM
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I don't know, but it's possible that Auburn is phasing in some form of complete streets. In order to minimize cost, most of these phase-in programs do the upgrades when the streets get paved or otherwise upgraded, and not until then. So it could be that the street in question just happened to be getting paved before the other streets in town.

BTW, congratulations on living in one of a few southern bike friendly cities.
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Old 09-25-09, 09:30 AM
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Which streets did they add bike lanes...Wrights Mill Rd, others?
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Nqchen is likely on target, but I'd think Auburn transportation planners and cycling advocates would be the best sources of information on this question.
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Old 09-25-09, 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by FlatMaster View Post
Why did Auburn put new bike lanes and a seperated path on the roads with the least bike usage?
Because the roads the cyclist use, are also the best routes for motorist. To get cyclist out of the way of motorist, they had to put the bike lanes on the roads that motorist use the least. In a year or so, they will be complaining that cyclist demanded bike lanes, the city spent lots of money putting them in and yet cyclist are not using the bike lanes. Then some fool will demand cyclist be registered and pay taxes just like cars, to pay for the unused bike lanes.
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