Betty's Bikes

Open Issues: 1 Closed Issues: 88 Acknowledged Issues: 4
Watching issues created after: 2019-04-27

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  • 145 Cherry St Burlington 05401, United States - Burlington Electric
    Please move this rack to a better location where access isn’t blocked by a tree & cafe seating. It is difficult to access & underutilized. It would also be very helpful if it was reversed so bikes could be loaded from the street side. Bikes are not allowed on sidewalks downtown & the current configuration requires a user to get their bike up onto the sidewalk, back down into the rack, and then reverse this process which is a challenge for many folks.
  • 216 Lake St Burlington, VT, 05401, USA - Burlington Electric
    There's no logical pathway for pedestrians. Depot St, Lake St, a spur of the waterfront path, and the train tracks all meet here. The train and cars have clearly delineated and relatively straight paths through. Pedestrians and bikes, who I would guess are the majority of users of this intersection, are left to invent a way to get where they want to go. I wonder how this was missed when this area was worked on a few years ago, but pedestrian and bikes passing all different directions should be considered and changes made to accommodate that. The most obvious change would be to add a sidewalk and pedestrian track crossing on the left of this photo so people can walk from Depot St and the housing around to the skate park and path north without crossing Lake St. I often bike north through here, from the park and up Depot St and find this crossing difficult because I can't see well to the South on Lake St, and cars going north often cut this corner very tight, making it hard to make a right onto Lake St before making a left onto Depot
  • 280 Colchester Ave Burlington, VT, 05401, USA - Burlington Electric
    Large pothole/sinkhole in bike lane by Hospital entrance. Real hazard to people on bikes. Also, please sweep this area as there is a large amount of debris in the roadway as can be seen in the picture. Bike lane markings are worn away in most places and are in urgent need of repainting as can be seen in the picture.
  • Other Archived
    150 Cherry St Burlington 05401 United States - Burlington Electric
    City issued an encumbrance permit to New Moon that allows them to block access to almost this entire bike rack, making it unusable. Please move the rack to a better location & also reverse the installation so it is accessible from the street. Bikes are not allowed on sidewalks downtown & current configuration is difficult to access for many users.
  • 365 Riverside Ave Burlington, VT, 05401, USA - Burlington Electric
    Vehicles are often parked in front of Hall's Hitches in the recreation path/sidewalk. I am a daily bike commuter and use the Riverside Ave path, Hall's uses the path as a parking lot. This morning there were several cyclists and pedestrians who were forced onto the shoulder because the path was blocked.
  • 227-251 Colchester Ave Burlington, VT, 05401, USA - Burlington Electric
    Dear Friends, I agree with the proposal to only have southside parking on Colchester between East Avenue and the cemetery. I add that it is really necessary to have a working bike lane (not interrupted by parked cars) up the hill from Mill Street to the cemetery (and preferably also a downhill bike lane.) My experience as a walker is that some bikers risk their lives towards the top of the hill, going around cars parked in the present bike lane, and that many bikers go between the sidewalks and street, often changing as they seek the safest spot. As an experienced walker, I know to watch out for bikers on the sidewalks. Tourists and children are not safe on the sidewalks. We must have bike lanes on the hill. Thanks, Sophie Quest, Chase Street, Burlington.
  • Curb Repair Archived
    59 N Union St Burlington, VT 05401, USA - Burlington Electric
    bike lane protection is still missing on Union St so extremely predictably drivers are once again driving well in to the bike lane so that they can speed, making the street less safe for everyone regardless of how they are getting around
  • Traffic Calming Acknowledged
    Henry Street Deli Mart 11 Henry St, Burlington, VT, 05401, USA - Burlington Electric
    I left you a voice mail yesterday seeking advice about how to address a dangerous situation on Henry Street. There are now two families with small children — by this fall it will be three families — living beside or right across the street from the Henry Street Market. During busy times, customers entirely ignore the "No parking this side of street" sign on the north side of the street. That narrows the street to less than two lanes. With cars parked on both sides — and the speed with which cars travel, even on our one block street — it's difficult to see pedestrians crossing the street, or bicyclists. In addition, these illegal parkers use our driveways to turn around, increasing the danger.
    Let me assure you we have made concerted, close to harassing, efforts to get Parking Enforcement to deal with the situation. That is NOT the solution. Of course they can't be here all the time, even during busy hours.
    We think a structural solution is required, including at least one bump out on the north side of the street near the market and some speed bumps.
    We would like to know how we go about persuading your department to address this. We fear you don't care about our safety. If the safety of our kids was a major concern, Public Works would NOT have moved the parking on North Willard from the west side of the street to the east. Doing so RETURNED the unsafe situation people on the street persuaded Public Works to alleviate more than a decade ago. With cars parked on the east side, There are terrible sight lines if you are turning onto Willard from Henry Street. You can't see past the oncoming cars to turn safely. I've almost been hit myself this year.
    As I said, Public Works recognized this problem more than a decade ago, and moved the parking from the east to the west side of the street. It was changed back (to create the bike lane) a year or more ago without any notice I'm aware of, or an opportunity for Henry Street people to point out the problem. Why can't the bike lane be on the east side of the street?
    Anyway, I digress. Our immediate concern is to get help before a child or an adult pedestrian gets hit by a car in front of the market.
  • 193-217 S Union St Burlington, VT, 05401, USA - Burlington Electric
    I am very concerned about the safety of children walking and biking to school at the intersection of South Union and Maple during ongoing construction. Crews are starting work and actively working at this intersection while kids are crossing between 7:30-8 am. The crossing guard is at times overwhelmed managing local traffic construction and kids and sight lines are obscured. Pedestrians are forced to walk in the street right now making it doubly dangerous. The kids do not realize the extent of the safety issues and fly right through on their bikes. This is an accident waiting to happen. Construction crews should suspend operations while kids are crossing before and after school.
  • 404 College St Burlington 05401, United States - Burlington Electric
    This bike lane is once again way too narrow. It appears to be even slightly narrower than last year. Please have the contractor scrub it out and apply a proper bike lane of at least 4 feet.
  • 150-176 Battery St Burlington, VT, 05401, USA - Burlington Electric

    Battery St needs high quality (inverted-u on hard surface, preferably near curb cut) bike parking installed on every block on at least the east side.

    AFAICT on Battery St from Pearl St to Maple St there is only ONE public rack on the east side despite the many destinations there, and that one rack is a sub-standard "wave" rack to boot. Please help people riding bikes patronize our local businesses.

  • 60 Park St Burlington, VT 05401, USA - Burlington Electric

    because there is zero striping and no flexposts drivers go everywhere on this swath of pavement with nary a care despite the fact that there is supposed to be a bike lane here...

    it's been in this no man's for months now. since apparently it's not getting striped anytime soon, please at least install the flexposts NOW! I know the city doesn't have to wait on a contractor for _that_, so please at least do this bare minimum to help protect bikers from careless and reckless drivers