They want a bike lane
It's a great idea, but I didn't realize that Main Highway needed a bike lane, the main area of Main Highway is only a few blocks long and once it reaches the start of the South Grove around Ransom Everglades, there is a bike path on the east side of the street which goes all the way south. I remember them putting the one along Old Cutler road in the 1970s, I used to watch the workers from the school bus on the way home from school! That connects all the way up to the Grove.
It should be an easy thing to add a bike lane, especially in light of the fact that Main Highway will soon be torn up for road work and they can add the bike lane at the end of that project.
Honolulu and other cities added bike lanes and it dramatically dropped the amount of people who rode on the sidewalk. We already have that bike symbol on the road (the sharrows), now all we need to do is make it a bike lane, but I guess it would have to be on the east side of the street so it meets up with the bike lane at Ransom.
The petition, started by the BID asks that the city place the lane from Franklin Avenue to McFarlane Road. I would think that a bike lane should extend from Main Highway at Ransom, north on Main, down through McFarlane and onto South Bayshore Drive. Come to think of it, I think a special new bike lane will be part of the renovation of South Bayshore Drive, when that happens.
There is a city commission meeting today (Thursday, May 14) and the commissioners have this issue on the agenda. I'm not sure why Commissioner Sarnoff cannot just snap his fingers and have this happen like he does with everything else, rather than petitioning it. But maybe he's the one being petitioned here. I don't know, but it's a good idea to sign it. Bike lanes are good for everyone; they are a great quality of life thing.
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