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I bike to work every day, and I've used this cycletrack a few times. The intersections are hella confusing. There is a high volume of motorized traffic turning left and right across the path. You end up stopping at too many red lights. Pedestrians mill around in the middle of the track waiting for green lights. And now these fucking smurf turds.
Why the fuck would any cyclist use this urban planning brain fart of a cycletrack when there are no less than 8 calm, peaceful avenues running parallel to Broadway on either side that offer a pleasant and safer ride?
This is a complete and utter failure. Either return the lane to cars, or turn it into a pea patch, because it's useless in its current function.
fucking loads of dori monsoon jrs. around here lately.
2. They don't belong next to traffic, they aren't reflectorized or brightly-colored as standards would normally require for obstructions in the roadway, that's part of why drivers constantly run into them.
3. They're hazardous to people driving and people bicycling when they get shoved into traffic. Standard traffic delineators are tested for crashworthiness, there's a national standard for testing to make sure they aren't a hazard. Can SDOT produce crashworthiness testing documentation for the smurf turds?
If a "bollard" is out of place, use this form (the same one as for potholes) to report it - SDOT will come out immediately and move it back.
If there's a downed/vandalized/missing sign, use this form to report it, and SDOT will immediately replace it.
I think you'll find using those two links frequently is a lot more effective at getting SDOT to fix things than bitching about them in the comments.
But the simpletons of this state recoil from the very words "income tax" because they prefer to continue to subsidize the wealthy, believing the quaint canard that the rich will depart en masse if we were to make them pay for their fair share (Personally, I wish they would, but that's another matter).