Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Burbank Gets Serious

Wow, just ... wow. The Burbank City Council has secured $152,000 for the construction of 100 bike parking spots at their train station. Currently, they have 8 spots and a waiting list for their use. At $1,520 a pop, it sounds like they'll be a bit more secure than the rack the office park put up for me.

Hey, at least they put one in for me.

Burbank seems to be making a serious effort to get more people out of cars and onto bikes.

The city has 16 miles of bike lanes, but it is still too early to tell if the increase has reduced traffic, she said.

But the master plan has increased the amount of projects the city has undertaken, Kriske said.

Those include installing loop detection devices at intersections and cameras that can see when a bike approaches.

If $1,520 sounds like a lot to pay to create one parking spot, consider that it can cost around $10,000 to construct a typical parking spot for a car. (I may be pulling that figure out of thin air ... but I'm fairly sure I'm right on that.)

Hey, City of O.P., the loops and cameras sound nice, don't they?

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