Community meeting re: Old North Road
The short version - the project will begin later this month and is planned to be finished in 8 working days if the weather cooperates. Rather than 2 travel lanes and a bike lane, the project will have 2 14 feet wide lanes with 1 foot of pavement to the right of the fog line. A 14 foot lane is shareable.
The bike lane that was in the original plan was removed due to concerns about maintenance and debris.
This is a good compromise that will benefit both motorists and cyclists.
One last thought. Gary and I drove along the road west to east. It's signed for 40mph, but except for a brief section on one of the hilltops, I never got above 30. The road winds and is quite rough, so 30 mph was a judicious speed. There was some talk at the meeting about reducing the speed limit to 35.
I'll have more on this tomorrow, probably over on the Examiner page.
Labels: bicycling advocacy