|These Make it Clear that Cyclists May Ride in Either Lane. It was Always Legal, but not all Motorists Knew|
Another change is EXTENSIVE implementation of mostly well thought-out bicycle oriented features. For example, in the photo above, BOTH traffic lanes have sharrows and "may use full lane" signs. Fort Worth hasn't painted "sweet spot" indicators to show cyclists where to stop in order to trigger the signal, but things were otherwise beyond what one would expect in a place like Seattle. In addition, the former "bus lanes" are now bus/bike lanes. I made a video at the same spot I did my previous bus lane video, but that will have to wait for another post. Plus, bike racks are sprinkled around the area and they are GOOD racks. Most of the "Texas Star" racks are now gone. Unfortunately, so are the rugged ones at the TRE stations, but the new racks are almost certainly lower maintenance than the rugged ones.
All in all, I was quite pleased. Well, as long as I don't think about what Fort Worth has done about its plan outside this local area - which is nothing. But nothing is probably not all bad because the "lines on the map" in North Fort Worth shouldn't be translated into reality without the care and thought that has been put into the downtown facilities. Koski may not have done it all, but what he did has mostly been done well and he didn't push for the stupid stuff where it didn't make sense. With Betsy Price as Mayor, I expect to see Fort Worth continue to pull further ahead of Dallas and I think it will attract more cyclists - and mostly without cruddy and dangerous elements. Apparently, the panther has woken up when it comes to cycling...
|Sign Alerts Cyclists Not to Ride Against Traffic on One-Way Street|