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#1 2020-01-16 23:49:16

pjschaub
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From: Austin, Texas
Registered: 2010-11-16
Posts: 18

Stassney Ln. BIKE LANES survey, deadline is this SUNDAY (1/19)

Stassney Ln. BIKE LANES survey, deadline is this SUNDAY (1/19): please back physically protected bike lanes and building out an All Ages and Abilities Bicycle Network by taking the survey now. An enthusiastic and clear message to the effect of "I want protected bike lanes on Stassney!” is an excellent response. The survey is short and can take only a minute or two. The deadline is January 19 (this SUNDAY) so please do not put it off: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FV5YFT3.

For more information:
Stassney Project website: https://data.austintexas.gov/stories/s/66ck-2scm

Stassney presentation boards: http://austintexas.gov/sites/default/fi … online.pdf

All Ages and Abilities Bicycle Network: https://www.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/ … a5fb935eea

Bike Austin & Walk Austin petition: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIp … g/viewform

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#2 2020-01-18 12:57:42

pjschaub
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From: Austin, Texas
Registered: 2010-11-16
Posts: 18

Re: Stassney Ln. BIKE LANES survey, deadline is this SUNDAY (1/19)

REMINDER- The survey closes on January 19 (SUNDAY): https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FV5YFT3.

PLEASE back physically protected bike lanes and building out an All Ages and Abilities Network by taking the survey now with support biking for everyone on Stassney. An enthusiastic and clear message to the effect of "I want protected bike lanes on Stassney!” is an excellent response. The survey is short and can take only a minute or two.

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#3 2020-01-19 18:17:21

flatau
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Registered: 2013-03-03
Posts: 13

Re: Stassney Ln. BIKE LANES survey, deadline is this SUNDAY (1/19)

I don't usually bike on Stassney Ln., but have a few times in the relatively distance path.  So I have refrained from doing the survey.

I am a BikeAustin member (I think, since there is no staff to send out dues renewal, it may well be that might membership has expired).  In any case, if the protected lanes are anything like the dangerous two way bike lanes in Barton Hills and Zilker and the in process 2 way bike lanes on Shoal Creek, I would definitely not support them.  I think BikeAustin would be better served trying to educate the public about the limited utility of protected bike lanes (specifically that most accidents, car-car, car-bike, car-pedestrian, etc.) happen at intersections, including driveways and entrances to parking lots and businesses, where protected bike lanes are impossible.  Two way bike lanes rely on drivers doing something new (looking for bikes in a direction where they have not had to look for traffic before).  This is a recipe for failure.  A fundamental design guideline for bicycle facilities is to not require drivers to do anything different. 

While I don't know much about Stassney Lane, Barton Hills Drive, Bluebonnet (in Zilker) and Shoal Creek Blvd. were already decent places fairly safe places to ride.   Why are we spending lots of the limited amount of money for bike infrastructure on these roads?  We should be expending places that are safe for cyclists, for instance providing better way to cross major highways (I-35, 183, Mopac, etc.). 

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