By: Diane Benjamin
Normal’s government is a never-ending supply of giggles as they attempt to “control” behavior. Since the Mayor owns a bike shop, it’s easy for him to justify biking. I’ve written before and shown pictures of the grand street plans that will evidently promote bikes. Nobody has explained how narrowing intersections does that, but since when does government have to answer questions.
Here’s one of the previous stories: https://blnnews.com/2014/07/30/more-on-normals-road-changes-get-a-bike/
I also posted pictures of tire marks on the new concrete: https://blnnews.com/2014/10/22/just-driving-over-it/
Pretty flowers were planted on the new bump-outs, but that didn’t stop people from driving over them or rubbing their tires against them. Hey Chris: It might have something to do with the intersections being too narrow to drive! Let’s see a fire engine make one of those corners!
Never fear, Normal has solved the problem. They have given up on pretty and gone straight to “Can you see it now?”. Wonder if armed guards is the next step, or maybe Normal police writing tickets for improper lane usage. Area residents might get lucky if we get a big snow – the plows can take them out for you.
Here’s the new pics: