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The Bike Lane Blockade in Syracuse | NYBC

Posted by Steve Reiter on April 13, 2015

The New York Bicycling Coalition picked up the story on the closed University Ave. cycle track.  Read their article here.

The Bike Lane Blockade in Syracuse | NYBC.

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Euclid Bike Ride Cold and Fun

Posted by Steve Reiter on March 30, 2015

Gathering Before the Ride

Gathering Before the Ride

Despite the 18 degree temperature, 16 brave soles (hah hah, I meant “souls”, though our soles were brave, too), including 2 children!, came out for Saturday morning’s (3/21) ride in support of bike lanes on Euclid Ave.  That’s only slightly less than 1 cyclist per degree fahrenheit!  Wait until it gets warmer. Starting at the corner of Euclid and Westcott, we rode west on Euclid, following the cycle track that begins at Comstock down Waverly and University, and continuing on the bike lanes on E. Genesee to Almond St., where we turned around and retraced our path back to the start.  Some of us then joyfully commiserated over hot drinks and snacks at the Mello Velo Cafe. Members of BikeCNY were among riders from BikeEuclid, SEUNA, WNA, and ESF who also came out to show their support.

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Construction delays, lawsuit prolong building of Syracuse University bookstore, result in bike lane closures | The Daily Orange

Posted by Steve Reiter on March 25, 2015

BikeCNY was interviewed by the Daily Orange yesterday about the covered bike lane on University Ave. The article appeared today:

Construction delays, lawsuit prolong building of Syracuse University bookstore, result in bike lane closures | The Daily Orange.

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Cyclists, City of Syracuse Want Bike Lane Reopened | WRVO Public Media

Posted by Steve Reiter on March 24, 2015

Bookstore Sign

This news report on the covered-over cycle track on University Avenue aired on WRVO on March 23rd. (Note that the audio is cut short. There is additional paragraph in the text that was originally aired.)

Cyclists, city of Syracuse want bike lane reopened | WRVO Public Media.

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Hearing on University Hill Bike Lanes Project

Posted by Steve Reiter on January 27, 2015

Many of us already know that there is a hearing scheduled by the Syracuse Common Council Public Works Committee for Wednesday, January 28 at 5:30pm in the Common Council Chambers to hear comments from the public. We have the following additional information about the current funding in question and the full scope of the project. Here it is:

Authorize – Consultant Agreement with C&S Companies for Scoping and Preliminary Design Services for University Hill Bike Network Implementation Project, PIN 3755.26, in an amount not to exceed $141,000 from Account #107.01043.0.000. To be paid on a time and expense basis for all services required. City is to incur all initial costs with subsequent 80% reimbursement from the Federal government.

PIN 3755.26 – The University Hill Bike Network Implementation Project will reduce the number of vehicles lanes and incorporate a cycle track or road diets along South Crouse Ave, Waverly Ave and Comstock Ave from East Genesee St to Euclid Ave. It is currently scheduled for a February 2016 Contract Award and Construction is set to be completed by June of 2016. The programmed construction cost is nearly $1 million. Most of its cost will come from Federal and State Funds.

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Cycle Track in on Waverly and Comstock

Posted by Steve Reiter on October 30, 2014

I just rode my bike back from an event on the SU campus, on Waverly, near Comstock.  I was surprised that the cycle tracks were already in place along Waverly and Comstock south to Euclid.

The cycle track runs along the south side of Waverly and connects with the track on the west side of Comstock.  Both roads have been reduced to two lanes of auto traffic.

On Waverly, bike traffic is separated from auto traffic by marked parking for a row of cars and a 2-foot striped strip (to decrease the possibility of dooring).  With some minor exceptions, all the cars were parked where they were supposed to be, providing a comforting barrier between where I was riding and moving traffic.

It was a pleasure to use them, actually… but being it was dark, and not knowing how the left turn was supposed to work, I just kept going south on Comstock past Euclid.

Paul Mercurio mentioned that there will be more happening to facilitate access to the cycle track from Euclid, but it is not clear to me when that will occur or what it will look like.  My understanding is that the cycle track also connects with the University Ave. cycle track, which now makes the University Ave. track more valuable to get to and from downtown (with the obvious exception of the dirt covering the track at the stalled bookstore construction on University Ave).

Go give it a try.

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