The city's "Red Line" bus project, which installed a dedicated bus lane and station-like bus stops from downtown to Broad Ripple, has caused a lot of traffic rearrangement. I've tried to bear with it; I'm not a fan, but we're getting streets repaved and left-turn lights at intersections from this, so it's not without direct benefit.
Downtown, the Red Line used up a bike lane on a one-way street. The city had a solution: widen the bike lane on the next street over, already one-way in the other direction, and make the bike lane a two-way path with dedicated signals, leaving car traffic one-way.
Drivers are finding this confusing. The bicycle signals have a silhouette of a bike on the light, but apparently that's not enough.
It's not ideal -- but downtown traffic has never been ideal; this is just a new way for it to be a compromise.
1 week ago