Cyclists identify county road sign priorities

Over the past several weeks, some of the cyclists who use Linn County roads suggested the priority areas listed below for installation of Share the Road signs.

Share the road
Image by frippy via Flickr

These recommendations are being passed along to the C.R. Bicycle Advisory Committee (a few in-town roads are included on the list) and to the Linn County Board of Supervisors and county engineer.

  • Airport Road
  • Alburnett Road
  • Alice Road
  • Blairs Ferry Road between Cedar Rapids and Palo
  • Buffalo Ridge Road
  • C Avenue between Blairs Ferry Road and County Home Road
  • Center Point Road between Hiawatha and Center Point
  • Central City Road between Center Point and Central City
  • County Home Road between Center Point Road and Highway 13
  • County Home Road between Highway 13 and Stone City Road
  • Edgewood Road over the Cedar River bridge
  • Ellis Road
  • Ely Road between Cedar Rapids and Ely
  • Highway 94 between Cedar Rapids and Palo
  • Lewis Bottom Road between Palo and Center Point
  • Mount Vernon Road between Highway 13 and Mount Vernon
  • Sutliff Road (X-20) between Mount Vernon and Solon

Have additional suggestions or thoughts on which of these should get signs first?

Comment here and I’ll pass the info along.

Pedal on.

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6 Responses to “Cyclists identify county road sign priorities”

  1. 1 art3 January 9, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Secrist Road – east from hwy 13

  2. 2 Peter Bancroft January 9, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Is it just me, or does this sign seem to be aimed at cyclists, and not at all road users? With the symbol of just the bike, and not a car (or both) it seems to be telling cyclists to share the road, not all road users to share the road with cyclists…

  3. 3 PBC January 9, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    I agree, with Art and would also add Springville road between Secrist and Mt Vernon.

    Peter has a point. I just hope it helps motorists see these and maybe think, as they pass a cyclists, and give them room.

  4. 4 crazy commuting cyclist January 9, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Pete: I agree there should be a car and bike on the sign so motorist know that we are talking to them too.

  5. 5 B.J. Smith January 9, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    The picture shown isn’t necessarily what these signs will look like. Last information I’ve seen, however, described the signs like this:

    “The top diamond with bicycle image and the lower rectangle with SHARE THE ROAD.”

  6. 6 Mark Wyatt February 3, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    so other options have been used, but all create problems. There is the bike on right and car on left. In my mind, that makes sense unless I am turning left or the lane is too narrow to share. Would that sign encourage lane splitting when the lane is too narrow?

    There is also the bike chasing car or car chasing bike. It give the impression of sequential lane sharing rather than lateral lane sharing. But you look at the sign, and it just isn’t clear.

    There is also the bike hovering over the car. Confusing.

    I don’t disagree on the face value of the comment, but the solutions aren’t any better. Except for the new bikes allowed full use of lane sign.

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