Sunday, April 12, 2015

Improvements needed on ISB just west of Clyde Morris Blvd

Got out my GOPRO camera today to get some shots of what people who bicycle face on ISB west of Clyde Morris Blvd.    Complete Streets planning is coming to ISB, we need to make sure transitions like this one are improved.  My guess is that no one wants to merge with 45 mph traffic on ISB if they don't have to.  It would be good to paint these lanes bright green near intersections to make people who drive more aware of people who bicycle.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

A Summary of the National Bike Summit 2015 with links!

Back in early March I attended the National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C. for the first time.  It was a great experience!  Today I gave a presentation on my experience at NBS15 to the River-to-sea Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee.   I talked about my favorite sessions and my experience lobbying on Capitol Hill for bicycle/pedestrian safety and funding.  Here's a PDF filled with links!  

Thursday, April 2, 2015

1st Public Meeting of ISB Corridor Plan includes discussion of Complete Streets!

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) had its first public meeting this evening to get input on revamping ISB/US92 from I-95 to Atlantic Ave.   It was well attended, perhaps 50 people, very few seats remaining at the Daytona State College conference room.

FDOT and their consultants (Ghyabi & Associates of Ormond Beach) plotted out a satellite view of the  whole ISB/US92 corridor in full color and allowed attendees to put sticky notes everywhere that needs improvement. 

The photo below shows the US92/US1 intersection where I put lots of sticky notes because there are no bike lanes within two blocks of that intersection in all directions.  Blue dots are car crashes, red dots are pedestrian crashes, and green dots are bicycle crashes all from 2008-2012. 

All my sticky notes show where bike lanes don't exist. I also wrote up comments on ISB from US1 to Beach St and the ISB/Clyde Morris intersection that doesn't accommodate bicycles through the intersection.  The overall study includes not only ISB, but along ISB north and south between Beville Rd and Mason Ave.  I also mentioned the general lack of sidewalks along Clyde Morris Blvd.  Next public meeting is June 30, 2015 at Daytona State College, 5:30pm-7pm.  Contact Heather Garcia (386) 943-5077 for more information.
This photo shows the ISB/US92 intersection with Clyde Morris and the lack of bike lanes on Clyde Morris 
and ISB near the intersection.