In looking around the city at the cycling infrastructure, I've noted some things that I think could be better (and realistically so, I think - no pipe dreams allowed in this particular post). I'm going to start a wish list for my thoughts about ways to improve things for the various cycling infrastructure meetings that are upcoming in town... starting with:
No parking on streets designated as Bike Routes. The purpose of a bike route is to give cyclists a place to ride safely. The city has many bike routes; in fact, one runs by my house on Calumet Street. But it's a street that has lots of street parking, which isn't safe for cyclists who are trying to avoid being doored. Remove the street parking, put in bike lanes in place of those former parking areas, and you create the very environment that bike routes are supposed to have.