How far along Linden and Turner Streets will bike lanes extend? On Turner, it will extend 4th to 22d Streets. On Linden, it will go from 10th to 18th. Since there are no plans to eliminate parking, this means that traffic will be reduced to a single lane in those areas.
John Sharpe, an LSI employee and cycling advocate, has details largely unknown to the public. He had them forwarded to Scott Armstrong.
- No parking removal is proposed. At certain intersections, parking might be pulled back a bit away from the corners to improve pedestrian visibility, safety, and traffic flow for turning vehicles; parking implications would be minor (or none).
- Conversion of a travel lane to the buffered bike lane is proposed for Turner from 4th to 22nd and on Linden from 10th to 18th.
- The proposed traffic capacity of Turner and Linden would meet or exceed peak traffic volumes.
- School loading zones: Central - all loading activity moved off of Turner (as proposed in the Safe Routes to School plan); McKinley - School zone on Turner next to the school would be reserved for bus activity only, with parent pick-up/drop-off moved off-street, bus zone
would be expanded (per the Safe Routes to School plan); Allen high school - the design team has not looked at this in detail yet, but the existing school curb zone could be expanded.
Greg Weitzel is planning for another COC committee meeting. Watch for his email invitation and please try to attend so that the design team can share the latest proposed plan with you.