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Old 11-19-2016, 10:26 AM
 
Location: City of Atlanta
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So does Ponce now have bike lanes? I rarely see bikers over there.

If folks want a bike lane let the have it. Shift more of the E-W auto traffic onto McLendon and Hosea Williams.

Whatever they are going to do with DeKalb I wish they'd get on with it.
I use the bike lanes on Ponce fairly regularly, and typically see a couple other bikers using them at the same time (mainly afternoon rush is when I use them). It's a good way to get to the Beltline for commuting purposes from that side of midtown, as opposed to going north to 10th street, which adds extra commute time. I do however go to 10th, rather than Ponce, during the morning commute, mainly because I don't like the steady uphill on Ponce with cars speeding by to get into Midtown. I would not use the bike lanes on Ponce aside from commuting though (for example, with a child) - cars just go too fast over there and I'll risk it myself, but not with a kid.
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Old 11-21-2016, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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So does Ponce now have bike lanes? I rarely see bikers over there.

If folks want a bike lane let the have it. Shift more of the E-W auto traffic onto McLendon and Hosea Williams.

Whatever they are going to do with DeKalb I wish they'd get on with it.
Once the bike lanes on Ponce are extended and connected with Freedom Park Trail and the Eastside Trail, ridership will increase. I use the bike lanes, whenever I am going that way, but one does have to be diligent and aware of right/left turning vehicles, entering and exiting vehicles.
Hosea L Williams Dr is slated to get pedestrian upgrades that will narrow the crossing width of Hosea, add bulb outs and crosswalks at all streets, and (what I am lobbying for) protected bike lanes. In the form of parking protected (where applicable) and buffered bike lanes (by narrowing the parking and general travel lanes.)
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Old 11-21-2016, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I'm not an experienced on street rider, so the Ponce lanes scare me. At this point in my biking career, not getting on that road. It seems like a black diamond level bike lane, advanced riders only. That has almost everything to do w/ drivers btw, not the lanes themselves.

To get sissy riders like myself out there, I'm gonna have to start with lanes with actual barriers.
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Old 11-21-2016, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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I'm not an experienced on street rider, so the Ponce lanes scare me. At this point in my biking career, not getting on that road. It seems like a black diamond level bike lane, advanced riders only. That has almost everything to do w/ drivers btw, not the lanes themselves.

To get sissy riders like myself out there, I'm gonna have to start with lanes with actual barriers.
ABC has been petitioning GDOT to install flexposts in the buffered areas. If better cycling infrastructure is something you are passionate about, please consider becoming a member of Atlanta Bicycle Coalition.
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Old 11-23-2016, 06:21 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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According to statistics from the City of Atlanta, Dekalb Avenue has been the location of 638 traffic crashes and 169 injuries over the last three years

https://threadatl.com/2016/11/22/dek...at-that-means/
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Old 11-23-2016, 07:49 AM
 
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According to statistics from the City of Atlanta, Dekalb Avenue has been the location of 638 traffic crashes and 169 injuries over the last three years
Somehow I have always been lucky on DeKalb although I don't know why. It's not like I'm not the world's greatest driver or anything but I do go slow.

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Old 11-23-2016, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Somehow I have always been lucky on DeKalb although I don't know why. It's not like I'm not the world's greatest driver or anything but I do go slow.

Not that many drivers follow it, but the speed limit is 35. A high enough speed limit for any non-freeway, urban roadway.
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Old 11-23-2016, 07:55 AM
 
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Agreed, cq.

35 mph is plenty fast (maybe too fast) for a road like DeKalb. It is very narrow, has lots of curb cuts and intersections, and the pavement is bad.

You also have a few hardy souls trying to walk out there and the occasional cyclist.
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Old 11-23-2016, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I prefer averaging about 58 on Dekalb, I hate my car
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Old 11-26-2016, 10:03 AM
 
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How does that incident rate compare to Memorial? It's less than a mile away, a parallel route, a similar commuting corridor, and also has reversible lanes. The conclusion of the Imagine Memorial study was that the reversible lanes are an effective method of increasing capacity on an arterial route, and could safely be EXPANDED on that corridor with improved signage and signaling solutions.
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