I’ve received many complaints about the “pocket” bike lane at the intersection of Wyman Park Drive, Sission Street and Keswick Ave (see above). While the lane was a good experiment to get cyclists away from right-turning vehicles, it created a mid-intersection conflict zone for cyclists & cars going straight.
The recent repaving of Wyman Park Drive is an opportunity to improve the intersection. Instead of a pocket lane, we’ll install the city’s first bike box! Here, cyclists will still have the ability to avoid right turning vehicles, while moving to the front of the line. With the bike box, cyclists will have the ability to access the sidepath, proceed straight through the intersection onto Wyman Park, or turn left onto Keswick Ave. A lane for each turning direction will be created adding clairy for drivers.
Look for the city’s first bike box within the coming months!