City reinstalls Triviz turning lane, ...

City reinstalls Triviz turning lane, nixes bike lane

There are 77 comments on the Las Cruces Sun-News story from Mar 21, 2011, titled City reinstalls Triviz turning lane, nixes bike lane. In it, Las Cruces Sun-News reports that:

First it was there. Then it was gone. And now it's back. The city of Las Cruces early this month re-created a center turning lane along a 1.9 mile section of Triviz Drive - north from the large municipal water tank by Walmart to around Kohl's department store.

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please

Las Cruces, NM

#1 Mar 21, 2011
It was a bloody stupid idea to begin with!? How are you going to have a walking path AND a bike lane....whoever thought that was a good idea to begin with needs to be smacked. I should be used to this though...it is Cruces
Jack

Las Cruces, NM

#2 Mar 22, 2011
The walking path is rediculous. A lot of people use this walking path including my wife and I and a lot of times you have bikes fly bye doing 20 mph or so. Someone will be hurt one of these days there, if they haven't already. So I guess they can sue the city for such a stupid idea.
writer

United States

#3 Mar 22, 2011
What these article really points to is lots of really stupid/lazy drivers in Las Cruces rear ending each other on a slow 30mph road...I'd love to know the ages of the people involved in those collisions...

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#4 Mar 22, 2011
writer wrote:
What these article really points to is lots of really stupid/lazy drivers in Las Cruces rear ending each other on a slow 30mph road...I'd love to know the ages of the people involved in those collisions...
Of those in the wrecks, probably 80% were college kids on a cell phone trying to squeeze thru an opening of opposing traffic that no one in their right mind would try.
paying attention

Mesa, AZ

#6 Mar 22, 2011
gee rear end collisions?? Maybe we could ticket poor drivers? Enforce the speed limit? Educate drivers??

No NO NO.. We need to make bicyclists pay the price by making them merge with these users. Or then can go on the WALKING path and collide with strollers and dogs.. Way to go LC really showing you are moving forward!
SouthWest Shooter

Fort Washakie, WY

#7 Mar 22, 2011
They arent paid to be smart...
Lmao

Albuquerque, NM

#8 Mar 22, 2011
I travel this route every day and not one time in a year did i see a bycyclist using the bike lanes glad they are gone. There is more than enough room for a cyclist to go around people walking, and just a clue you don't have to walk shoulder to shoulder and take up the whole path. If the overweight walkers are worried about their safety go walk in a park or at the mall, by the way it would help to stay out of the food court. Best wishes in your heathy ventures.
fixXxed

Las Cruces, NM

#9 Mar 22, 2011
Our elected officials and their appointees are a bunch of uneducated fools.

Migyamashima
Connor
Soriano
etc...
Cruiser bike

Las Cruces, NM

#10 Mar 22, 2011
If they weren't able to pay attention to a CAR in front of them, how are commuters supposed to pay attention and share a with a bike? Some drivers need lines to tell them where to go because they have NO common sense.
KokopelliMOM

Santa Fe, NM

#11 Mar 22, 2011
Make the walking/biking path wider if they're going to merge them. Is it really that hard to come up with an acceptable solution??
triviz bike lane

Las Cruces, NM

#12 Mar 22, 2011
If people in this town paid attention when they are driving then they wouldn't be rear ending other vehicles. This is the worst town as far as rear end crashes and some of the worst drivers ever.
Better

Birmingham, MI

#13 Mar 22, 2011
The officials discourage cyclists from using the path? Wow. Anywhere else you would find rules posted along the route saying that everyone was required to stay to the right of the trail and passing others should be announced with a simple"passing on your left" to allow slower users to move to their right. There is no reason to walk, run or ride down the middle of the path when more people are present.

Oscar was riding in the wrong lane if he was almost hit by oncoming traffic. He and Lorenzo need to get helmets.

Soriano is too easily swayed by a few squeaky wheels and his statements here are not very professional. The initial installation of the bike lanes was said not to cost tax payers any additional funds because the road was going to be restriped anyway. 12 months, 15 accidents and $25,000 later the phrase I read from previous commenters predictions about what they would eventually say about the change stands out: I told you so.

Maybe someone else would be better suited to make these decisions.
Cruiser bike

Las Cruces, NM

#14 Mar 22, 2011
Lmao wrote:
I travel this route every day and not one time in a year did i see a bycyclist using the bike lanes glad they are gone. There is more than enough room for a cyclist to go around people walking, and just a clue you don't have to walk shoulder to shoulder and take up the whole path. If the overweight walkers are worried about their safety go walk in a park or at the mall, by the way it would help to stay out of the food court. Best wishes in your heathy ventures.
You don't need to be rude about it.
Pat Dawson

Las Cruces, NM

#15 Mar 22, 2011
GREAT! Now take out the stupid bike lane on SOLANO and make Solano a four lane road like it used to be.
Dan B

Las Cruces, NM

#16 Mar 22, 2011
What we have here is a basic lack of consideration by the people who drive cars, bicyclist and pedestrians alike.

We have a multi-path that would work for bicycles and pedestrians if everyone followed some kind of rules of usage. We also have a road that bicycles and cars could share.

Doesn't seem like there much sharing going on.
fixXxed

Las Cruces, NM

#17 Mar 22, 2011
Claire Otero wrote:
"We've got the bike path right there," said Otero, a freshman at New Mexico State University. "It's not like (bicyclists) don't have a place to ride."
Folks, these are the type of ignorant people that are holding back this country. We are no longer a country of hardworking, self-reliant individuals with great common sense.

All we have now are selfish, miss-informed and out-of-shape parasites.

... I guess you can't buy intelligence with all this perceived retiree money.
Zeke

Santa Fe, NM

#18 Mar 22, 2011
We have a stupid city with a stupid traffic engineer. They should have done their studies the first time. Wasting money because they engineer by the seat of their pants.

Dont expect bikes to ride on the Treviz walking path with the fat ladies wadelling side to side. Recommending people ride there is dangerous, someone will get hurt. So watch where you are driving, slow down for cyclists, and pass only when its safe. When you are sharing treviz with cyclists please remember that your city chose sharrow over bike lane.

Share the road Las Cruces!

I hope the city remembers these stupid actions when they get denied any status by the LAB
watchdog 1

Albuquerque, NM

#19 Mar 22, 2011
The city councol is mostly made up of what is reffered to as "progressives" That means they know what's best for you,or how they want you to live.

That being said,the left turn lanes are needed as the road has dips in it where when you came up off of one you can be confronted with someone trying to make a left turn,you stop the guy behind you who may not be able to see what is in front of you has to slam on his brakes,etc etc,. This is why the left turn lanes were put there in the first place.The stats show that they worked.

I agree with the party who said that the bike lanes were rarely used. It was one of many bad ideas this council and Sariono have come up with. It did'nt take a lot of brain power to figure that constricting the roadway when the volume of traffic on it was increasing was a dumb idea. Lucky if the city does'nt get sued by the people who had the accidents.Reason; Taking away a safety feature of the roadway(center lane) and making it potentially more dangerous.
The city keeps trying hair-brained ideas that don't work and racking up more expenses. This one about $25,000 or possibly more. This in a time when money is tight.
The council should really stick with clerical stuff they were elected to do.
watchdog 1

Albuquerque, NM

#20 Mar 22, 2011
fixXxed wrote:
<quoted text>
Folks, these are the type of ignorant people that are holding back this country. We are no longer a country of hardworking, self-reliant individuals with great common sense.
All we have now are selfish, miss-informed and out-of-shape parasites.
... I guess you can't buy intelligence with all this perceived retiree money.
Roads are paid for through fuel tax & lisence plate fees and are designed for motor vehicles.Not bikes! They were not designed for that and that is where the trouble arises.

Here's great idea. If cyclist want to use the roads have them share in the costs. Maybe an equal cost lisence plate. Same cost as motor vehicles. If they don't have one when riding on the road Police ticket them the same as the motor vehicles.

Also I found out it is perfectly legal to ride bikes on sidwalks,oddly enough. So problem is solved.
Better

Birmingham, MI

#21 Mar 22, 2011
Zeke wrote:
We have a stupid city with a stupid traffic engineer. They should have done their studies the first time. Wasting money because they engineer by the seat of their pants.
This is true and observable by any visitor to the area driving on our roads.

The other statements may have been sarcasm, but were lost on this reader.

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