Metro Area Bicycle Discussion

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Re: Metro Area Bicycle Discussion

Postby Seth » Mon Dec 29, 2014 3:15 pm

iamjacobm wrote:Looks like the 32nd Street plan is moving forward with bump-outs and bikes lanes instead of the dedicated cycle track.  Would be a great addition to the system.


I'm excited about this. I prefer this to the separated two-way lanes on one side.

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Re: Metro Area Bicycle Discussion

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Re: Metro Area Bicycle Discussion

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That guy in the last picture. Love it.
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Re: Metro Area Bicycle Discussion

Postby Seth » Thu Mar 05, 2015 3:28 pm

Looks to me about as likely to happen as the architects concepts of cities built in the ocean with trees growing out of all the rooftops.

At least the clip-art people are wearing normal clothes. I have to laugh whenever I see renderings of bike-commuters all lined up in Tour De France spandex.

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Re: Metro Area Bicycle Discussion

Postby iamjacobm » Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:02 am

Real solutions like left turn boxes and well defined bike lanes with signage are really all you need for an effective system. Austin really doesn't have much dedicated bike infrastructure. Just a lot of paint and metal signs.

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Re: Metro Area Bicycle Discussion

Postby Seth » Fri Mar 06, 2015 2:51 pm

iamjacobm wrote:Real solutions like left turn boxes and well defined bike lanes with signage are really all you need for an effective system. Austin really doesn't have much dedicated bike infrastructure. Just a lot of paint and metal signs.


Yeah, exactly.

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Re: Metro Area Bicycle Discussion

Postby iamjacobm » Thu Jul 23, 2015 7:51 pm

Harney St funding still planned for 2016 in the latest transportation funding plan.

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Re: Metro Area Bicycle Discussion

Postby MTO » Sun Sep 13, 2015 4:51 pm

One would think they'd install bycicle friendly sewer grates in dedicated bike lanes. :what:
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Re: Metro Area Bicycle Discussion

Postby PotatoeEatsFish » Sun Sep 13, 2015 10:18 pm

Coyote wrote:Amazing cycle super highways making bikes the transport of the future

Some interesting concepts for bike trails:

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I would be the guy on the train below the path XD
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Re: Metro Area Bicycle Discussion

Postby U R my Helix » Mon Sep 14, 2015 5:57 pm

I think the bike highway drawing goes to the projects that will never be built file.
I often observe our bike commuters on Leavenworth, Saddle Creek and Center. Often when they encounter a red light they edge around all the stopped cars and run the red light so they can back up cars all over again. Apparently red lights don't apply to many of them.

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Re: Metro Area Bicycle Discussion

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Re: Metro Area Bicycle Discussion

Postby Dundeemaha » Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:22 pm

U R my Helix wrote:I think the bike highway drawing goes to the projects that will never be built file.
I often observe our bike commuters on Leavenworth, Saddle Creek and Center. Often when they encounter a red light they edge around all the stopped cars and run the red light so they can back up cars all over again. Apparently red lights don't apply to many of them.


I often go jogging in the morning and observe our car commuters. Often when they encounter a stop sign they roll right past it barely avoiding colliding with pedestrians. Apparently stop signs don't apply to many of them.

Seriously though, both car and bike commuters ignore many laws that are inconvenient for them. For car drivers it's mostly speed limits, stop signs, no right on red. For bike riders it's stop signs and red lights. Blame the individual.

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Re: Metro Area Bicycle Discussion

Postby iamjacobm » Fri Oct 30, 2015 12:19 pm

Turner Boulevard Extension

http://www.douglascountypurchasing.org/images/stories/Bidsandproposalspdfs/2015/Turner%20Blvd%20Trail%20Extension.pdf

Sealed bids for the renovation/construction of the City of Omaha Turner Boulevard Trail Extension, North 30th
Street from Dodge to Cuming Streets and Burt Street from N. 30th to N. 17th Streets, Omaha, NE are invited and will
be received on or before the bid opening date, as per the project’s specifications.


Anyone know more about this?

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Re: Metro Area Bicycle Discussion

Postby Seth » Mon Nov 09, 2015 4:56 pm

I hope they work on the south connection to the Field Club trail soon. Field Club Train connects to a large neighborhood on either side, but getting from it to other trails either toward the north or south(west) is a pain. My wife and I would ride the trails a lot more if they ever finish the connections to the Keystone trail or Riverfront trail. They've been identified on the trails map for years now; is there any schedule to complete these?

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Re: Metro Area Bicycle Discussion

Postby Jason4225 » Mon Nov 09, 2015 6:42 pm

They started work on the Keystone/Field Club connector this past summer. They were hoping for a December opening, but it looks more like it will follow the original timeline and they will be finished in February of next year. You can check out http://omahabikes.org/category/trails/ for updates.

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Re: Metro Area Bicycle Discussion

Postby Seth » Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:10 pm

Jason4225 wrote:They started work on the Keystone/Field Club connector this past summer. They were hoping for a December opening, but it looks more like it will follow the original timeline and they will be finished in February of next year. You can check out http://omahabikes.org/category/trails/ for updates.


That's awesome, thanks for the update! My wife and I will definitely be using this!

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Re: Metro Area Bicycle Discussion

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Re: Metro Area Bicycle Discussion

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Re: Metro Area Bicycle Discussion

Postby Coyote » Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:49 pm

Seth wrote:
Jason4225 wrote:They started work on the Keystone/Field Club connector this past summer. They were hoping for a December opening, but it looks more like it will follow the original timeline and they will be finished in February of next year. You can check out http://omahabikes.org/category/trails/ for updates.


That's awesome, thanks for the update! My wife and I will definitely be using this!


Four miles of new trails scheduled to open this summer

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Re: Metro Area Bicycle Discussion

Postby HR Paperstacks » Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:14 am

I was wondering what they were paving next to the interstate.


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