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Update: Chippewa Road Diet, Bike Lanes, Pedestrian Lane

Last month when I posted Chippewa Road Diet, Bike Lanes, Pedestrian Lane the project wasn’t finished, I was holding out judgement until complete. The project now appears to be complete, but I’ve only experienced it as a passenger in a passing vehicle.

Looking east you see the westbound  bike lane to the right of the orange cones.
March 2014: Looking east you see the westbound bike lane to the right of the orange cones.
Now the bike lane is separated from the pedestrian area
April 2, 2014: Now the bike lane is separated from the pedestrian area

I’ll take MetroBus there this Spring so I can check it out end to end using my wheelchair, paying close attention to the transitions from the sidewalks at each end. On the reverse trip we noticed lots of water covering the sidewalk on the south side of the street.

— Steve Patterson

 

Currently there are "4 comments" on this Article:

  1. JZ71 says:

    While I support the concept and understand the limitations on funding, the reality is that the execution sucks – this isn’t much different (for pedestrians) than walking along the paved shoulder of a rural highway somewhere out in the country . . . .

     
  2. lifelite says:

    Is the bike lane the one outside the pylons? Why isn’t it separated from the car lanes?

     
    • JZ71 says:

      In theory, yes. In reality, if I were on my bike, here, I’d probably ride inside the pylons.

       
  3. Another potential station stop for the fabled De Soto Metrolink…

    There isn’t a mass of walkable mixed-use there now (rarely ever is near underused commercial rail lines), but there are some multi-units and single-families in close proximity. Add in a new use for the old Europa Market and the great Civil Life Brewery right there, and you’ve got the start of something

     

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