Monday, January 20, 2014

Lantana Bridge Bike-friendly, but not so the road leading to it.

Approach looking west from nearest intersection, ample bike lane.
On bridge, really two choices for bikes and pedestrians, going in both directions.

West of bridge high-point, still ample bikeway(s)

West of bridge, entering downtown Lantana. Bike lane disappears.
It gets worse as you go further west. Parallel parked cars along each side of road and two vehicular travel lanes - with no room for bikes. One would think that a better solution could have emerged during the two years the bridge was under construction. Granted, the right-of-way is constrained and the decision for parking on both sides of the street really prevents an adequate solution. Just be careful when traveling on bike west of the bridge.