Why aren’t bike lanes included on W 8th Street?

Limited right-of-way width along with required lane configuration and widths make designated accommodations for bicyclists a challenge along W 8th Street at present. If an access management strategy can be implemented to the point where the center turn lane is deemed unnecessary the street could be re-striped to include a 5-foot bike lane in each direction. In the interim, shared lane markings or “sharrows” could be considered. Speed limit, traffic volume, lane width and other physical characteristics are factors when considering shared use lanes. These should be considered during the implementation phase.

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1. Why aren’t bike lanes included on W 8th Street?
2. Why is back-in angled parking included on W 8th Street near Colony Plaza?
3. Why is parking shown behind or to the side of buildings and not closer to the street?
4. Why are new buildings on West 8th Street shown so close to the sidewalk?
5. Does this plan say anything about existing businesses (e.g. Sara’s Campground)?
6. Why aren’t protected bike lanes included?
7. How will this work be paid for?
8. Why does the plan propose a roundabout at W. 6th & Peninsula?
9. What changes are you proposing on Presque Isle State Park?