posted Oct 22, 2012, 12:44 PM by WalkBike Frankfort
The Frankfort City Commission will meet this evening at 5pm to determine whether or not to recommend the addition of a bike lane on Louisville Road hill.
- Most logical, direct, route with a moderate grade for cyclists and peds between the downtown and west side.
- Provides safe location for bicyclist to travel outside of vehicular travel lane going up the hill.
- Marked pavement (with sharrow) to make drivers aware that cyclists may ride in travel lane downhill.
- Sharrow identifies where bicyclist can ride.
- Three feet of separation between vehicles going uphill and downhill will minimize potential for head‐on collisions.
- Uphill vehicles have better sight distance going around curves.
- No passing on the uphill through sharp curves allows for safer travel.
- Both downhill and uphill vehicles will be farther from curbs.
- Uphill vehicle travel lanes outside of the rockfall/slide area, eliminating conflicts
- Shoulder allows for vehicles to be farther from pedestrians on sidewalk (safety and comfort.)
- Shoulder allows for potential expansion of sidewalk by two feet.
- Change from current condition – difficult for people to accept.
- Perception that two lanes of capacity is needed for traffic going uphill although one lane is enough.
- Some delay for motorists driving behind a slow vehicle uphill.
- Slightly less space for vehicles to pass a broken down/run out of gas on the uphill side. A stalled vehicle would park within the 6’ bike lane with roughly 1’ overhang in the travel lane on the uphill side.
To view the full proposal, including a diagram of the plan, click the link below: