Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on February 3rd, 2020 at 5:11 pm
It’s time to share feedback on a project that aims to make North Lombard safer through the Kenton neighborhood.
Now it’s time for you to take a closer look at what’s proposed, and tell ODOT what you think about it.
Currently ODOT is proposing a six-foot wide bike lane and a one-foot buffer with no physical protection whatsoever. Adjacent to the bike-only travel lane will be three, 12-foot travel lanes (one in each direction and a center turn lane).
In a one-block stretch between North Peninsular (Green Zebra Grocery) and Greeley, ODOT plans to drop the bike-only lane and create a shared-lane environment (above). ODOT explains the rationale for the shared-lane on their website: “This shared space helps avoid conflicts through a high-traffic section of the corridor, while helping travelers of multiple modes get through as safely and efficiently as possible.” Keep in mind Lombard is a freight route with
30 35 mph speed limit.
If you use Lombard and care about this redesign, please click through the online open house and leave a comment at the end.
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