By: Diane Benjamin
Before the headline – a commercial:
If you have never attended the annual Evergreen Cemetery Walk
you have one last chance tomorrow
This year all the actors are portraying characters from WWI and McLean County. Details here: http://www.mchistory.org/learn/programs/cemwalk.php
After I went on the walk this morning, I had one stop to make. I turned east on Washington from Mercer, then I intended to turn left on to Regency. The center of Washington St is blocked off with orange barrels for an unknown reason. No bikes were in the brand new bike lanes.
A Fed X truck and two cars were turning west onto Washington from Regency. NONE of those vehicles were capable of turning without crossing the line into my turn lane. Who knew cars and large trucks can’t make 90 degree turns! Luckily I saw the Fed X truck before pulling too far forward and made room for all three to turn. The bike lane moved the turn lane too far north to accommodate all traffic.
Keep in mind adding bike lanes was approved by a committee and the City Council. All knew they were intentional causing congestion. Too bad an engineer was consulted, of course this should be expected from who got elected! Progress!
Haven’t we fought wars to escape this kind of oppression?