Saturday, August 20, 2011

A month ago I posted about seeing brand new bike lanes being painted on Kings Canyon Rd and Ventura Ave in Fresno. I later went out there to confirm that they do in fact extend from just west of Clovis Avenue to the railroad crossing that marks the entrance to downtown.

Unfortunately, I was unable to find anything on the city website showing recently painted lanes, or a planned schedule of lanes, so I don't know if there have been any other streets that saw new lanes.

If you see any new bike lanes in Fresno, please mention them here!


We start in Clovis, who has decided that King's Canyon must be extraordinarily wide. Why? No clue. Waste of money really.

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We cross into Fresno, on Clovis Ave

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Just past the intersection, the new bike lanes start
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The continue on as the street turns into Ventura. Even though the road is wide enough for parking + lanes, parking has been disallowed in this area

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Further down, parking is allowed

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Parking continues until the downtown section begins.

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3 comments:

  1. James I do not blame you for missing the genius that is the end result of this planning masterpiece, many people have missed it before you. These wide avenues where food could grow serves as the perfect place for the next generation homeless encampments. Unlike Fresno, who had the short shortsightedness of leaving only freeway overpasses for homeless people, Clovis has continued it's tradition of forward thinking and built right into it's streets a ready made place where the homeless can set up shelter.

    Of course Clovis is not to be out-done by the legacy that is Bubba and the City of Fresno, they have already planned for the bulldozers that can easily snatch up the belongings of the homeless when they do their yearly round-up in preparation for their 'big head-accessory day festivities.'

    I don't blame you for missing the purpose of this design, many council members did not understand the demand for the trap-door to the dumpster contraption we installed at the City council meetings. After one citizen voiced their concern over our proposed 'rich people only regulation' that was going to finally clean up the city, he understood the value of planning because we dumped the resident right into Downtown Fresno and we have not heard from him since.

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  2. That would certainly make for an interesting homeless camp.

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