Location: KansasCity

Perhaps It's The Thought That Counts…

Dear Olathe:

I appreciate your putting in this bike lane. I’d appreciate it even more if I could use it:

Obstructed Olathe, KS Bike Lane

P.S. You might also want to fix that “Bike Lane/No Parking” sign so that people can actually read it…

Note: This is on Dennis Avenue looking east, near Hedge Lane.

And Olathe, you know I’m just giving you a hard time. You really do have one of the best bike lane systems in the state of Kansas, and it’s growing and improving every year, and we really appreciate it.

This little section needs to be fixed, though…

I also really enjoy your new bike lane symbols. This one seems to be endorsing the “crank forward” designs popularized by Kansas’ own RANS Bicycle Company:

Olathe, KS Bike Lane Symbol

Way to support the local small business! And that helmet design seems especially jaunty!

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By Randy Rasa, editor/webmaster at Kansas Cyclist, the web's premier Kansas cycling information site, featuring authoritative guides to Kansas cycling clubs, bike shops, organized bike rides, touring, trails, and much more. [learn more]

One response to “Perhaps It's The Thought That Counts…”

  1. Greg says:

    I agree, if it was closer to my house I would consider taking a walk along that section with a weedeater some weekend. Although there is probably some law against do it yourself road maintenance, isn’t there?