Sometimes a longed for bike improvement comes with something unexpected. For years, bicyclists had to hop a curb to enter or exit the Steven Creek Trail at Evelyn Avenue in Mountain View. When the city finally installed a nice wide curb cut, they also installed chicane fences and a directive to “walk your bike.” Among the local bicycle advocates, some cried foul, others defended it, and some like me are left pondering on the fence.
What do you think? Are widely spaced chicane fences appropriate where a bike trail meets a 35 mph road?
Location: Steven’s Creek Trail at W Evelyn Avenue, Mountain View, California, USA.