The bike underpass just north of San Antonio road has been closed for nearly a year. Why? The road above (HWY 101) is not in peril of collapsing, nor has the path under the highway been flooded, which is the reason for closing the underpass in the winter months.
Was the under pass closed to create a false 'problem', which can only be 'solved' by a $4M to $9M bike overpass at the same location, but with artistic frills and a scenic overlook, as proposed by the city?! Is the existing, and as far as I know, still perfectly functional and usable underpass, being held hostage until the city secures the grants they expect to pay for this really unnecessary project.
A new bike overpass would be nice, no argument from me, but why must the existing underpass remain closed in the interim? Will cyclists and pedestrians be forced to cross the San Antonio overpass until the city and staff realize millions for a bike bridge don't fall from the sky very often?