The paving of additional bike trail access points have been observed on the westside bike trail this week.
Pavement (in the red circle) from the trail to the Johnny Carino's parking lot allows formal and convenient access by bike to businesses west of Louise in the Meadows on the River area. This also removes a barrier of entry for bikes into the Meadows on the River east of Louise Ave by providing formal access to the Shirley Ave & Louise Ave intersection. This enables bike access to the full extent of the Meadows on the River area while avoiding the 25,000 vehicles/day Louise Ave.
Pavement (in the red circle) from the trail to 43rd Street allows formal and convenient access by bike to the businesses in the area of the Empire East Mall. Additionally this removes a barrier of entry for bikes into the Empire Mall area by providing formal access to the signalized intersection with Louise Ave between 43th St and 47th St.
Thank you Mayor for looking to improve trail access. Thank you planning office for working with your bicycling stakeholders and city departments.
It's amazing what 40 feet of asphalt can improve for healthy errand running and improved economic opportunity. How about 80 feet next time?