“Exstreet” Makeover Edition: DDOT Tries to Get Park Place Bike Lane Right

For nearly a year, DDOT has been struggling with integrating the south-bound Park Place bike lane into the intersection at the southern end of the street.  Its initial September 2010 design caused great confusion with area drivers who constantly drove through the bike lane and made it completely unsafe.  Recognizing the failure of the design, the next solution was the addition of an incoherent sign in late May of this year. At that time it was obvious to all that DDOT’s failure was of epic proportions.

Now, DDOT has gone back to the drawing board and started over. They have removed the unhelpful sign, removed many of the original markings, and redirected traffic yet again.

See the progression of the make over of the street below. Hopefully this solution will be more intuitive for drivers and increase the safety of neighbors, pedestrians and bicyclists.

Can you notice all the differences in the photos below?

Thursday July 14, 2011, afternoon

Saturday July 16, 2011, morning

Saturday July 16, 2011, afternoon

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