City moves to reduce auto traffic on bike routes to protect cyclists

A major complaint among city cyclists is the increasing car traffic on designated bike routes. Drivers are often seeking to bypass busier arterials where cycling is difficult, if not downright dangerous.

Today city traffic engineer Jerry Dobrovolny advised council that new traffic calming measures are being planned in a number of city locations.  As his memo makes clear, even modest changes on existing routes can draw critical comment from drivers.