By: Diane Benjamin
Normal is building a pedestrian and bike underpass that will likely cost $30 million by the time it’s done. Vehicles will continue to sit behind trains blocking College and Linden because the underpass isn’t for vehicles.
Linden won’t be 4 lanes anymore in the Uptown South plan, it is going on a “road diet”. Chris Koos claims 4 lanes are only needed for an hour or an hour and half a day, so he’s all for stealing 2 lanes.
What is he stealing them for? Bike lanes. I can’t imagine why Mayor Bike Shop would want bike lanes in front of his business! Anybody know?
The fancy new underpass is right there for bikes to use. The new bike lanes are going to cross the Linden railroad tracks anyway. Weren’t we told the underpass was needed because crossing the tracks is too dangerous?
Uptown South Master plan as presented last Monday: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BTWQz-JBNuM7egLWoN1vsrX64AxO4xU4/view
See PDF page 22:
Who is this plan for? It isn’t for citizens. Normal wants national glory for leading “change”. Hold on to your wallet, better yet vote for Nord, Tiritilli, and Sila. Maybe Scott Preston will act conservative and help stop this nonsense.