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Old 11-11-15, 08:51 AM
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Strava used by city planners???

It makes sense.

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Old 11-11-15, 02:18 PM
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The should more often! The construction project by my house just cut off a popular cyclists route so now we have to make a U-turn on top of an over pass.
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I'd say 85% of the bicycling "infrastructure" where I ride most often (Brea / Fullerton area) is brain dead. They paint bike lanes where they fit but they're perfectly happy to add a traffic lane by eliminating the bike lane where ever they please... so riding along (same road! Same width!) you get bike lane, no bike lane, bike lane, no bike lane... every time you get to an intersection, the bike lane goes away and then there's a new right lane on the other side that eventually merges into traffic and THEN you get a bike lane again, after all the super aggressive right lane passers go whizzing by. I guarantee you some city planner is reciting statistics to make it sound good though (38 miles of bike paths in Placentia!)

And pet peeve #48 - bike detours during construction projects. I used to ride on Tustin down to SART all the time, but that intersection (Tustin / Orangethorpe) is a complete disaster now. No detour at all. So I started riding on Lakewood and now... Lakewood / Orangethorpe is closed for the same rail bridge project. The detour takes me backwards on some pretty horrific pavement with 60+ mph traffic and although there's a shoulder, it's in terrible condition. Michelin thanks the construction people, I wasted 3 tires in a few months on that damn detour.

Well, enough complaining - I have to go pump up my tires and brave that nasty detour again tonight.
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