By: Diane Benjamin
Jim Karch knew.
The Planning Commission knew.
The Council knew.
Putting bike lanes on E Washington was going to create congestion. All of the above wanted congestion because you drive too fast.
Yes – your government attacked your ability to drive safely because they wanted to.
From a reader:
Don’t know if you’ve seen the changes to East Washington Street by State Farm and OSF, but they are a major screw-up. If you’re going west on Washington right past Veterans it turns from two lanes down to one. That causes traffic Crossing Veterans to slow down and wait for people to merge. And now it’s down to one lane in either direction from the State Farm entrance to Mercer Avenue. But hey, at least they have a bike lane now.
Isn’t it great when your government knows they are creating stumbling blocks and does it anyway?
In case you want to see how Bike Blono talked the City of Bloomington into this incompetence, read this: http://rideillinois.org/successful-advocacy-bloomington/