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New Bridge + Quiet Holiday Week

Bike Week

Jerry Schippa gives a bicycle infrastructure tour (credit: Craig Weinhold)

You’re probably sick of hearing about it and we’re definitely tired of talking about it (thus our radio-silence last week), but Bike Week is over and was a huge success! Thanks to our sponsors, event organizers, the city and most importantly everyone who attended events or otherwise participated in their own way.

Bacon Cheddar Waffles by Cargo Bikes (credit: Christo Alexander)

This Week

On Wednesday, the Transportation Commission meets virtually. You can read up on the light agenda here.

Last Week

Last week on Friday, University Bay Drive was closed to traffic overnight in order to install the new bike/ped bridge spans. Several community members were on site to capture some pictures and discussed it in the Facebook community. There’s a time-lapse video too that mostly demonstrates the resolve of the videographer and the inadequacies of modern phone batteries.

University Path Bridge being installed (credit: David Benforado)

A scouting ride today will surely show the spans in place, so go check it out yourself. Just a reminder that you won’t be able to make your way along the path and the circuitous detours remain in effect until the project completes this fall.

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