The Final Design for 29th Avenue Bike Lane Is Longer Than the Original
Back in May, bike planners from the Department of Public Works presented their concept for the 29th Avenue bike lane. Streetsblog hoped the final outcome would be better — and it is — though the painted buffer only covers a few sections.
Some good news: DPW will repurpose driving lanes and parking spaces to reduce speeds and make room for people on bikes, even though the agency received some push back from people worried about traffic congestion. So there’s some adherence to DPW’s stated goals of managing traffic by adding options for other travel modes.
The 29th Avenue bike lane will be longer than originally planned, too. After neighborhood input, planners extended it by four blocks. It will now stretch 2.3 miles from 15th and Central in LoHi to Sheridan Boulevard at the city’s western edge.
Installation is set for January, weather permitting. In the meantime, here are some before-and-after visuals of each section.