Milled shoulders are literally a PITA to ride on. McKnight Road recently got some work done, and they added SNAP (Sonic Nap Alert Pattern) milling to the southbound side just south of Perrymont. There’s a fairly wide shoulder here, but not that wide, and these end up forcing me to choose between the gravel and glass at shoulder’s edge, or being in the right-most lane, which means taking the lane.
Perhaps swalfoort would care to comment on this, but I thought these were not supposed to go in on certain roads or in certain situations.
“…I thought these were not supposed to go in on certain roads or in certain situations.”
That was my understanding as well. Personally I don’t think they belong anywhere, they’re a stupid solution to a problem that shouldn’t be a problem. And they can make a ride on an otherwise lovely rural road, horrible.
“I don’t want to risk a flat — and a potential at-speed blowout in heave traffic like McKnight — because motorists are too stupid to pull over and take a nap.” Plus that.
> how about putting these right on the bike lane borders to discourage cars from veering into our space?
Ugh. Even worse than on a place like McKnight, imo.
I ride Liberty through Bloomfield most mornings–and am in and out of the bike lane every other block dodging badly parked cars, buses that only half pull over, giant potholes (Liberty’s pavement is somehow worse in the bike lane than the car lane in many places), and the usual detritus of city life. If I had to deal with those grooves–which are basically a lower-speed version of a freeway shoulder alarm–on top of the potholes … I’d probably go back to taking the bus.