Friday, March 10, 2006

Thanks Fred

Alderman Fred has thrown a bone to those of us who like to ride bikes with this agenda item for next Wednesday's meeting:

Discussion and action regarding designating bicycle lanes in both directions on padre boulevard to be marked and signed per TxDot requirements as part of the median project, as well as getting a cost estimate to continue the breakdown lanes as designated Bicycle lanes to the northern and southern city limits of Padre Blvd where the minimum breakdown lane width is available.


As I understand it, all this really does is officially bless the status quo by marking the breakdown lanes as places where bicycles are allowed -- but apparently there is some opposition to this idea. If you think it is a good one you might let your alderpeople hear from you. (If you think is a bad idea, well, kindly keep your opinion to yourself ;-)

5 Comments:

Blogger Sam said...

I think it is a great idea. Hey that's the "Moron Lane" that confused people drive on, correct? The emergency lanes? It should be preserved for all those bicycles and rental 4-seater doo-hickeys and electric cart doo-wahs.

Oh, and the construction equipment not having a license plate - you're supposed to be off the road, fellas!

Sure, it might compete with other plans for collector streets, left turn out lanes, expanded roll-over curb parking (gasp!) and stuff like that, but I can't see any problems because nobody seems to have a plan for the sidewalks and right-of-ways on Padre Blvd.

Well, show us the beef, as Granny says.

9:48 AM  
Anonymous beerman said...

All for is as we will be bringing our recumbents with us from now on!

Go Alder-Dude Go!

Ken and Brenda T.

12:32 PM  
Blogger glenda said...

Aziza is at my house. She says hi!! cool blog...!

9:25 AM  
Blogger glenda said...

oh, I met you at the drumming circle Friday night. :)
Eileen

9:34 AM  
Blogger Brian Mikiten said...

I sure hope this goes as it would help with the commuting situation on the island. They work in Austin (except for foolish drivers) and as long as signage is clear, it should be safe and a boom for walkers and riders alike. At the minimum, it provides a bit more protection for those on the "sidewalks".

Brian

10:16 AM  

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