Dixie Trail bike lane plan on hold
Posted April 3, 2014
Raleigh, N.C. — Plans to put sharrows on a stretch of Dixie Trail have been put on hold so that city Transportation Planning Staff can explore the possibility of removing some on-street parking and the center turn lane to make room for dedicated bike lanes.
Staff had recommended that sharrows be painted on the stretch of Dixie Trail from Wade Avenue to Lake Boone Trail and maintain the existing on street parking. Members of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission (BPAC) felt that the road was too dangerous for bicyclists and warranted dedicated bike lanes.
“I personally feel the city needs to do a little more engineering or figure something out,” said Commission Chair Alan Wiggs.
He specifically asked staff to look at the implications of removing the center turn lane and restricting parking to one side in specific areas. Members delayed a vote on the project and will have a special meeting to discuss staff’s findings.
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