Sunday, August 7, 2016

The North Avenue "pilot" four-to-three lane demonstration this summer mostly to improve car travel and car occupant safety also features the first Burlington demonstration cycle track (protected bike lanes) near VT 127 set to be installed from end to end of North Ave (2.8 miles North St--Plattsburgh Ave.) when street reconstruction occurs. These reflectorized flexible posts can be removed in winter. Parkway design contains no separate, safe bicycle treatment at all--Pine Street Coalition Re-design Guidelines call for a separate, safe bicycle treatment from bottom of Pine to Curtis Lumber Co. as part of project.   

When cycle track is combined with safe roundabout intersections, the current less than 10% of Burlington bike-potential population will expand enormously to levels in advanced nations.