Bike Lane FAIL: Warning! Construction Signs Ahead

30 Oct

Sigh. What to you call signs warning of danger that ARE the danger? From what I’ve seen lately it’s standard operating procedure all over town, despite the guidelines from the US Federal Highway Administration. I could write something clever or get fired up for a rant, but I just don’t have the energy today. Sigh.

Do construction crews ever consider putting signs off the roadway instead of in the middle of the bike lane?


Posted by on October 30, 2012 in Bike Lane FAIL


8 responses to “Bike Lane FAIL: Warning! Construction Signs Ahead

  1. Richard Masoner (@cyclelicious)

    October 30, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    Bike to Work Day 2007 — shoulder on Central Expressway near Rengstorff was completely blocked by tree trimming crews. They coulda picked a better day to do that, I think.

    Central Expressway construction

    Have you had the pleasure of biking down Tasman by the new 49ers stadium just north of Great America? Bike lane blocked off for construction vehicle access, with sharrows (how nice of them) in the right lane. A little dicey during commute time.

    • ladyfleur

      October 30, 2012 at 1:32 pm

      I’d be happy if the police knew it was Bike to Work Day. The maintenance crews planning around it? That would be amazing. I mean it’s not like bikes are baseball or football.

      I haven’t ridden down Tasman in a while. But I used to take Tasman from 1st Street to the San Tomas Aquino trail when I used to ride the whole way to work a few years ago. Is the stadium between the creek and Great America? Or between the creek and the RR tracks?

      • Richard Masoner (@cyclelicious)

        November 2, 2012 at 1:29 pm

        The stadium construction is in the box bounded by Tasman Drive, the railroad tracks, San Tomas Aquino Creek, and a big electrical yard to the south.

  2. anniebikesa

    October 30, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    I’s be the first one out there moving the signs to the left a bit to allow space for riders…

    • ladyfleur

      October 30, 2012 at 9:01 pm

      I often have to suppress the desire to kick them over as I ride by.

  3. djconnel

    October 30, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    I’ve actually stopped at construction crews and complained about this, as well as manually moving signs out of the way. It would be ironic to put “warning: signs in bike lane” signs in the same location.

    • ladyfleur

      October 30, 2012 at 9:00 pm

      Dan, I can totally see you educating the construction crews, citing the highway manual as needed.


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