Test drive? Transportation firm recommended Frazier test project, city not planning one
A transportation design firm hired by the city to evaluate the potential traffic impact of bike lanes recommended the city conduct a pilot project on Frazier Avenue before making a final decision on the proposal to add bike lanes to the busy North Shore street.
Bike lane pilot projects consist of temporary road restripings or the placement of traffic cones and are frequently used to simulate the road conditions that installing bike lanes would create.
City transportation director Blythe Bailey said Thursday there are no plans for a temporary pilot project now, but such a pilot project would be considered if Frazier Avenue merchants are in favor of the idea.