Before yesterday’s Baltimore Bicycle Alliance meeting, I stopped to see the replenished bike lanes on University Blvd. After the road was resurfaced, the bike lanes returned, but not quite the way they should be. The construction project manager noticed immediately that the bike lanes were not installed per the plans and recommended I check it out. Sure enough!
Look at the above picture and notice the ample parking space for the truck and how the bike lane narrows down to 2 feet, 3 inches! Needless to say, the contractor will be correcting this mistake! Thanks to Mr. Fields for catching this!
This morning I reviewed some plans replacing a 30″ water main on the Hanover St. bridge over the Patapsco. The project engineers included a bike/pedestrian maintenance of traffic plan that not only signed a detour for the Gwynns Falls Trail, but included a temporary bike lane on the bridge!
Bike awareness is defnitely taking hold when we have construction managers catching errors in bike lanes and engineers planning ahead without even being asked!