Out and about on the bike in recent days, I took some pics of some things around downtown I thought y’all might find interesting. I’ll leave out the various pics of cars parked in inappropriate places, save the first one. I was on Barton Hills Rd. when the trucks were still there putting the new two-way separated cycle track in, when I noticed this lady. She, literally couldn’t wait for the paint to dry to park in the brand new bike lanes. (The construction worker on site thought that was rather funny too.)
I won’t take up any more space on that.
So yes, Barton Hills has received the two-way, same-side-of-the-road cycletrack treatment that I either love or hate. I still rather despise it over on Webberville, as I’m nearly hit there daily from cars pulling out and not looking, or imagining that the stop line is somewhere midway through the cycletrack and not where the stop sign sits. Oh, that’s not to mention the various cars that think it’s just some sort of neat lane that they get to enjoy separate from other traffic.
Here’s where the new lane is, from Robert E. Lee up to Barton Skyway:
Barton Hills, however, is of the more suburban variety of street, where I think this type of thing works better. Here’s hoping. On to the various pics.
Now, as for the LAB, where it passes under Cesar Chavez and soon connects to 2nd St and beyond – it’s looking really good! God, I can’t wait for this connection to open again. It’s been YEARS. Bonus pics at the end of the Austin Music Hall in its partial destruction.