Giddy, perhaps irrationally so (is there “rational giddiness”?), with the success of our Bike Sensor Adjustment Project (BSAP), Better Burque has plunged toward correction of that veritable Unholy Grail of traffic intersections: Edith Blvd. at Lomas.
Raise your hands, cyclists, drivers, and walkers, if you’ve ever had to stew a few minutes here:
Lined with big reasons to do so (e.g., churches, schools, parks, Manuel’s Food Market), the crossing of Lomas at Edith is one of the city’s de facto walls discouraging/preventing neighborhood access. Such configurations serve to sever neighborhoods, in this case Martineztown.
And if the crossing wait times for all users, and complete lack of “sensitivity” to bicycles, weren’t enough. Edith at Lomas also has this fetching, yet 100% un-ADA and ridiculous multi-colored tile curb largely preventing “beg button” access.
Thus BB has sought the Grail and placed the following 311/SeeClickFix “issue” report.
We’ll keep you posted on resolution to this matter, including the obvious traffic engineering priority of drivers on Lomas to all other users. Fixing this might be a “tipping point” in this regard. Not to mention the metaphysical benefits that come with holding the Unholy Grail, whatever those are.