Talk about efficient bureaucracy! Only two weeks after someone attached plungers (!!) to the road on a bikelane that was being used by cars as a right turn lane, the city of Wichita said “hey, good idea!” and ran with it.
Hello Bloor Viaduct. Am I right people?
Two weeks after two rows of plungers set up to temporarily protect a Wichita bike lane went viral around the world, the City of Wichita has decided that come to think of it, those plungers were making a pretty good point.
This week, Kansas’ largest city spent about $1,000 to order and install permanent flexposts for installation along 100 feet of the bike lane, which had often been encroached on by people using the space as an illegal turn lane for their cars.
The new flexposts, which will stand in the footprints of the anonymously installed plungers, should prevent that by creating a very short stretch of protected bike lane.