The main benefit of the bike lanes here would be to reduce vehicle speeding. It would also make cycling between Downtown New Haven and Westville more comfortable - many residents currently report feeling too unsafe to ride next to the traffic here, which frequently exceeds speeds of 45 miles per hour. There are currently sharrows, which while they serve a very valuable purpose for wayfinding and to make road users more aware of cyclists, are not an acceptable long-term solution for a street of this type. The goal needs to be a street that is comfortable for everyone to ride on, whether they are 8 years old or 80 years old. See description of proposed improvement at http://nacto.org/cities-for-cycling/design-guide/bike-lanes/buffered-bike-lanes/.