Blogger & SABA Member Dan Allison gives a snapshot of cycling in Sacramento County on his blog:
The photos are of a bike lane with a utility pole in the middle of it. This is Fair Oaks Blvd westbound, just west of New York Ave, in the Carmichael area of Sacramento County. The first photo is from a distance, showing the clear bike lane markings. The second photo is closer, showing the pole dead (yes, DEAD) center in the bike lane.
I can think of a million irate things I’d like to say about this situation, but perhaps I’ll restrain myself and let the photos speak for themselves. I will say that, though this is the most egregious bike facility hazard I’ve seen in Sacramento County, it is far from the only.
Even if you *could* avoid hitting the pole traffic is moving to fast to go around it. With a speed limit of 40 mph its to dangerous.
In 2006 the county release the Fair Oaks Blvd. plan – unfortunately this section isn’t covered (and we’re not aware of any improvements on the table.)
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