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Cycling in Waterloo Region
So the region also put together their budget paper, but apparently are unable to answer the question "how much will we spend on cycling in the 2019 budget"...

Man that's embarrassing.

Also, this is some grade a bullshit here:

So 89 is "almost" 100 which is totally in line with 120...its by no means less than 3/4s of the planned spending.

I was just reviewing the report on the bollards in bike lanes and noticed this tidbit:
Quote:In addition to
continuous bollards on the west side (where there is no parking), bollards would also be
installed at key locations on the east side (at the start and end of parking areas) to
reduce encroachments by parked vehicles into the bike lane.
It seems they are only recommending bollards on the east side where parking starts and ends? Instead of reducing encroachment, why not eliminate it entirely?!

It's on Page 11 of the report.

Thank you so much for posting that report!

I want a combo, conisting these three features!

  • The green stripe separating the Bike Lane from the sidewalk, to discourage pedestrian encroachment
  • Hash marks to get drivers to keep close to the centre of the road, and make a visual demarcation that they cannot move through or into this area
  • The little lumpy bollards! These are brilliant, do everything that the flex bollards would do, except have far less of a visual impact. I'd actually argue these would work better from a technical aspect than a flex bollard, since they cover more area and are virtually impossible for vehicles to pass. A flex bollard you can drive over or through if you want.
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I like the little bumpy ones too, they will hopefully be similar in size to standard curb. I wouldn't mind if they just lagged them right to the roll curb instead of narrowing the bike lane by 30cm.

I can’t believe this.

I’m just done with humanity
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Just had a lengthy chat with bylaw about this. They swung by and said they saw nothing wrong. I reiterated that there was significant encroachment and he kept saying he couldn’t issue tickets because of the weather. I volunteered to meet up with him to show him the problem and he declined (I would normally never do this).

He said he’d take another look.
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