Comment 90105

By jason (registered) | Posted July 09, 2013 at 18:29:58

It dawned on me the other day when seeing King down to 2 lanes and traffic roaring along just fine, we could be re-painting the street right now like this and adding a complete streets feel to the corridor, without harming traffic flow:

http://www.streets.mn/wp-content/uploads...

Re: dimensions. Let's assume King is 40 feet wide right now. Curb parking is 6 feet, then two 10-foot travel lanes, then 6 foot parking lane, leaving room for a 3-foot painted buffer and 5-foot one-way bike lane. Amazing that public works is still rolling along like it's 1950. This was a perfect chance to simply repaint the street from the Delta to Wellington and bring it up to modern standards with a protected bike lane and parking on both sides. Instead we go back to the Industrial heyday design of 4 freeway lanes and timed lights.

Here's basically how it could have looked in real life, except the bike lane would be 1-way westbound, not 2-ways.

http://gothamist.com/assets_c/2011/01/01...

Anyone else want to chip in and buy some more white paint for public works so they can re-do this simple job??

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