So with all of the new pavement on the northside, I'm questioning on why they did not stripe all of the new pavement prior to this rapid cool down with our weather. Does anyone know what is going on because it is quite the clusterf and someone will seriously get hurt soon out there because it seems that no one knows what to do.
So from this I am to infer that cyclists are so dumb that without lane markings they'll crash?
With the construction, new paths, and rerouting, riding the LFT on the northside has become much more interesting lately. It appears the Navy Pier flyover may soon be in operation. I may have to take a time out from all this overload.
I experienced the blackness this morning. I have a pretty strong headlight and still felt somewhat uncertain in this area but a lot of that had to do with not knowing new routing. Still, it was very dark. Fortunately, all the riders at that time of day (6 am) were experienced and able.
Totally agree. I rode through here the other morning around 6am and was surprised to find long stretches where the pathway lighting was not turned on. I'm assuming the Park District is working on the lighting as part of the trail separation project and will have it back up and running soon.
I encountered a few other cyclists with no lights and it was very hard to see them, and as you note in some sections it was hard to see the edges of the path, even with a headlight.
i wouldn't assume anything regarding lighting on the lakefront trail; there have been dark stretches for years that never got addressed.
I rode the LFT from Foster to Oak Street Beach and back yesterday. Lots of people on it and most everyone understood the "pedestrians on one path, bikes on the other" design. Crews were placing topsoil along the shoulder of the new path. All in all it was pretty nice. I'm sure they will get the markings in soon as well.
I'm questioning on why they did not stripe all of the new pavement prior to this rapid cool down with our weather.