Vickery Gains New Bike Lanes & Road Diet
In our time away, no other part of the city has even come close to catching up with the Near Southside in terms of bike infrastructure, and it doesn’t look like that’s going to change anytime soon. Besides adding bike lanes to Rosedale (more about that in a future post), there’s just been a new road diet & bike lane installation on Vickery, between Jennings and Adams/Henderson (-ish…the streets get weird there, but basically it’s all the way until this part of Vickery disappears). Think Stage West area.
The project extends the existing Vickery bike lanes (between Jennings and South Main) the rest of the way west, and solves a number of issues with the street in one go. Excess lanes are removed to calm traffic. Bike lanes are installed to provide safe transportation choice. There are even new parking spaces installed along the north side of the street - and if you’ll notice, the design of the new angle parking is such that it “floats” away from the curb, with the bike lane running curbside. That’s right - this is a buffered bike lane. That’s pretty damn great.