Finally Getting Diverted

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It looks like PBOT took advantage of today’s nice weather to start installing the diverter at NW 10th and Marshall.

This is a small bit of mitigation for the Streetcar Loop that is finally being fulfilled. As part of the project we moved the bicycle facility from the now-track-filled-cycling-wasteland of Lovejoy to Marshall St.

But Marshall attracted far too much auto traffic to work well for bikes. This is one of several measures to try to win back the street for people on bikes. A concrete diverter should shortly replace the sign, and the buffer area will become parking, while the bike lane will remain curbside.

I must say it gave me some pleasure to watch drivers approach with their turn signals on, look quizzically at the sign, turn off their signals and proceed north to Northrup. Let the re-education continue!

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