To accommodate the trolley running down the middle of Stanton Street, the City choked it down to one lane each direction. To make us think that we were getting a feature instead of a flaw, the City also introduced a two-way bike lane.
People who ride bikes know that Stanton Street is the steepest of all accesses to the mesa. No one rides up Stanton Street from Rio Grande to Schuster unless they’re doing hill training.
To further dissuade cyclists from commuting on Stanton Street, the City has installed sawhorses across the bike lanes. If you ask City employees about it, they mumble something about the traffic lights.
Currently, if you want to ride your bike on Stanton, every block you have to pull out into the traffic lane to negotiate those saw horses.
I suspect that the real reason that those saw horses block full access to the bike lanes is because they want to use the Grand Opening of the bike lanes as a political stunt before the city elections in November. Kind of like the way the immediate past representative for District 8 delayed the opening of the Country Club Road improvements till she could get her photo op.
Those political shenanigans will fail if some cyclist gets hit by a car riding around the saw horses.