Several of you have asked me why the DOT did not stripe bike lanes on Gandy Blvd. when it was repaved.
Well, you have this fella to blame.
His name is Jeffrey Novotny, an engineer who is a consultant for the DOT. I caught up with Jeff at Tampa City Hall yesterday afternoon when he was gave a presentation about extending the raised Crosstown Highway to the Gandy Bridge in south Tampa.
Why did Jeff leave out bike lanes on Gandy Blvd?
Jeff said Gandy is too dangerous to ride a bike.
Well, not if you include bike lanes Jeff.
For the record, I bike Gandy Blvd. all the time -- with or without bike lanes. If you know bike laws and know what you're doing, you can bike on any road.