Why dedicate a traffic lane on Old Auburn Road for bicyclists when there are not many who ride their bike on this road?

Throughout the development of the Pedestrian Master Plan and Bikeway Master Plan, those who participated in or commented on the plans routinely indicated their largest concern was related to the lack of physical separation from high volume and high speed traffic. Respondents in these efforts typically felt that a physical separation (landscape planter, curb, etc.) was necessary to improve their comfort level.

Fifty-nine percent of residents surveyed during the development of the City’s Pedestrian Master Plan indicated they are willing to use active transportation; however they need improvements (including separation from roadways, safe crossings and connectivity to key destinations).

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1. Why are you studying Old Auburn Road?
2. What part of Old Auburn is included in the study?
3. What is a Complete Street?
4. What are the benefits of a Complete Street?
5. Why dedicate a traffic lane on Old Auburn Road for bicyclists when there are not many who ride their bike on this road?
6. Why reduce the number of travel lanes? Instead, why not add a lane to reduce congestion?
7. Why were the planter barriers installed?
8. Why not install concrete or metal-beam barriers instead of the planters?
9. The intersection is not a perfect 90 degrees. Can’t you realign the intersection?
10. Why not change Fair Oaks Blvd to have one left turn lane and one right turn lane onto Old Auburn?
11. Why has Fair Oaks Blvd been reduced to one turn lane since the Thanksgiving weekend?
12. Can the Police Department patrol the area and hand out more tickets?
13. What is the current concept for the Old Auburn Road Complete Street Plan?
14. Why was the one-lane concept tested for 9 days during October 2019?
15. What are the plans to address traffic congestion in the area?
16. Is there potential to increase traffic on adjacent roadways and neighborhood streets?
17. What are the next steps for this Plan?
18. When will the Plan be implemented?