City Councilman Tom Beiker held a public forum at The Hub yesterday — first in a series of planned public discussions. The main topic was bicycling and helping make Springfield a bicycle-friendly community.
I was unable to attend the meeting. The News-Leader published an article today.
It’s difficult to tell how much talk there was of painting bicycle lanes. I’ve written plenty recently about lanes.
My position going forward: It appears the bicycle lane tide is rising fast, so there’s almost nothing to be gained by my continued opposition to all lane painting. Instead, I plan to save my energy for fighting lanes that put novice bicyclists into immediate danger — unnecessary conflicts with motorists, e.g. door-zone lanes.