The Transportation and Circulation Committee unanimously decided last Thursday to re-stripe upper Chapala Street to accommodate a bike lane and eliminate one of the two vehicle lanes. The bike lane will extend from Mission to Alamar streets, in a configuration similar to that of Bath and Castillo streets below Mission. Street parking will not be removed. While neighbors concerned about speeding cars on upper Chapala welcomed the re-striping which is expected to slow traffic, other nearby residents worried there would be too much traffic for one lane; however, traffic counts showed an average of 5,000 vehicles per day, similar to traffic on Bath and Castillo streets. The re-striping will be completed within the next few weeks as part of street construction currently underway.
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Originally published 12:00 p.m., March 30, 2006
Updated 11:29 a.m., April 13, 2006
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