We have the exact same issue here in Charlottesville.
“Bike commuting throughout the city is often like this: cobbled together out of a bit of bike lane here, an unprotected shoulder there, a scrap of sharrowand some silent pleas that cars won’t run you over. Bike lanes occasionally appear and vanish multiple times on the same street. Sometimes they last just a few hundred feet. It feels as if someone striped the city with dozens of quarter-mile commutes in mind.”
Unfortunately, Charlottesville’s bicycle “network” is close..
These are all the existing bike lanes in Charlottesville. I didn’t have the heart to remove those bike lanes that are inadequate and dangerous because they are directly next to the parking lane. Those lanes make people riding bikes susceptible to being doored by people driving cars.
“This network is disjointed and incomplete. We’d never build a street grid that looks like this and expect drivers to navigate the city through it. But this is the reality for cyclists, and it may help explain to other people why cyclists have such a hard time staying out of the way — off the shoulder, off the sidewalk, out of traffic or car lanes. It’s quite literally not possible to travel between many points in the city using only cycling infrastructure.”
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