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Bollards: the first of its kind in Santa Barbara?


The new bike lane that’s squeezed so tightly in front of the MOXI Museum got an upgrade this week – bollards.

Some say that this is the first implementation of a separated bike lane and while that’s an admirable infrastructure upgrade, the narrowing of the roadway here is a hazard. Could it be in a worse location? This is where tourists ride their bikes; unfamiliar with the quirky design and coming from the wine tasting rooms in the Funk Zone, this spot will undoubtedly be where collisions occur.

Tourist motorists and tourist cyclists – what could go wrong?



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