Cars standing in bike lane on 1st Avenue by bus station. Archived

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Issue ID:

493660

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Downtown West

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Description

Motorists oftern drop off and pick up passengers from the bus station. They stop their cars along First Avenue just short of 10th Street. Bikes have to go around to the left of the stopped car, and then ride into the lane of traffic to pass the stopped car. This creates a risk of collision with a motorist who is driving in that lane. It is inevitable that people need to and will stop to pick up friends and family at a bus station. Having a No Stopping or No Standing sign has proven to be ineffective. People violate it and I don't think any threat of more enforcement will be effective. I drive by that location at least 3 times per week and more often than not a car is stopped in the bike lane. I would suggest using the very wide sidewalk next to the bus station to construct a drop off lane next to the building. There is enough room to do it. Then bikes then could stay in the bike lane without having to use the motorist's lane.


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