Linus Bike, a Commuter Bike Manufacturer, Responds to an Article Regarding the Bike-Friendly Changes Proposed for a Dangerous Route in Sacramento

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Following an article published for the Sacramento Press concerning the Carlson Corridor, Linus Bike commends the efforts of the Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates and their plans to change the intersections infrastructure.

On September 12th, commuter bike manufacturer Linus Bike comments on an article published for the Sacramento Press regarding the dangerous Carlson Corridor in California that is causing bicycle activists to demand improvements.

According to the article, in the last two years alone two cyclists have been killed during their commute on the Carlson Corridor, a trio of intersections along the Sacramento State. The article states that the dangerous route piqued the attention of the Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates who are now assembling a two-part plan to improve the intersection. While a meeting regarding the route was held by SABA on May 17, the Sacramento Press reports that SABA Executive Director Tricia Hedahl explained, “The intersections weren’t designed with bicycles in mind, they were designed for high speed.” In addition, Steve Harriman, a River Park Neighborhood Association Board Member who attended the meeting stated, “If we put in a better signal at the intersection at H Street, it might eliminate some of the danger.”

According to Linus Bike representative China Reevers, “Cyclists should feel comfortable sharing the streets with vehicles. If two deaths have already occurred, there is no question that the infrastructure of this route must be revamped. By proposing to fix the area, the Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates will be encouraging bicycle safety. It’s fantastic to see them taking the initiative to prevent another tragedy from happening along the Carlson Corridor.”

The Sacramento Press states that part one of the SABA’s two-part improvement plan “proposes to add the city’s first green-painted bike lanes through the intersection, as well as ‘bike boxes,’ designated cyclist waiting areas at the head of an intersection that give riders a protected space to make left turns.” In addition, despite it being more costly, the SABA has proposed part-two of the improvement plan which, “involves intersection redesign mainly at H Street, but Hedahl said J Street will remain almost the same. It builds on the previous improvements by ‘squaring up’ H Street and Carlson, or reducing the three lanes on H Street to two and using the reclaimed space to give Carlson a protected left turn lane onto H Street.”

Linus Bike is a California-based bicycle manufacturer that specializes in creating vintage style city bikes and commuter bikes. Not simply a bicycle company, Linus Bike sells a complete line of accessories for the environmentally conscious and for those who have a fondness for European style bicycles and the great tradition of European cycling.
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