I called 311 this morning to report broken glass all over the road by my house.
After entering the report, I talked to the operator for a while about cycling in the city. He let me in on some inside info. There are current plans to convert Fifth to two-way traffic, while Forbes will be closed to bicycle-only traffic.
He seemed pretty legit, working for 311 and all. I absolutely believe him, and look forward to this change.
Closing off Forbes to just pedestrians and bikes would be a mammoth undertaking to redirect all the cars and transit routes. What about the numerous streets that run between Forbes and Fifth? What about the existing parking garages south of Forbes?
I know generally people here are pro-bike anti-car, but unfortunately for those concerned, still a vast majority of people in the city drive cars, and many of them EXCLUSIVELY.
Sir, I think this obviously has April Fools all over it…
I get the feeling that when some people here read “closed to bicycle-only traffic” they saw “open to bicycles only”. I think those are two different things. I’m fine with the latter, though it is obviously impossible. The former is not impossible