Maggie Mund, CCRA Streets Committee Chairperson, recently met with representatives of the city’s Office of Transportation and Infrastructure Systems (OTIS) on a number of issues involving streets in the CCRA footprint. The results of this meeting were the following:
- South Street’s protected bike lane on the south side of South Street (where the current unprotected bike lane exists) is expected to be in place in the spring of 2018. It should be noted that both the South of South Neighborhood Association (SOSNA) and the South Street West Business Association (SSWBA) approved these plans.
- Safety improvements are needed for 27th Street between South and Lombard Streets. Safety posts, repainting and other measures are needed immediately on this block. OTIS will provide CCRA’s executive committee pictures and specific details for their review, comment and approval of these improvements in time for their implementation by the end of 2017.
- Major changes are planned for Lombard Street from 22nd to 27th Streets. Traffic patterns are being considered which will utilize stop signs instead of traffic lights. OTIS plans to do a more in depth study on the issue with CCRA’s involvement. Prior to the anticipated implementation date of late 2018, there will be more effective striping on Lombard Street by the end of this year.