For years we’ve been saying that we don’t need two lanes in the same direction on Skillman Avenue, and that having two lanes just encourages drivers to speed. The City’s traffic engineers agree, and they propose to convert one lane to a bike lane buffer!
I’m not crazy about the double parking, but I really like the idea of having concrete islands so that it’s only 24 feet to cross the car lanes! And my kid is looking forward to the protected bike lane.
Streetsblog has more details and a link to the PDF of the plans. Tell your neighbors and our elected officials that you want to see this happen!