My very charitable word about the new bike lanes on Irvine Boulevard is “Questionable.” After looking at these photos, please share your word through commenting on this post.
These photos are a follow up to an earlier post hoping that Newport Beach would paint Sharrows on Irvine Blvd, starting with the section in front of Newport Harbor High School. Sharrows make sense for numerous reasons on this stretch of road: A slow speed is desirable for residential and school reasons, high visibility, numerous bike riders and two way traffic for much of this stretch of roadway.
Unfortunately, Sharrows were not added. What did Newport Beach do after re-surfacing Irvine Blvd earlier this summer? The bike lanes that had been in place previously were re-painted. My word is “Questionable.” What’s yours?