I have to say that I’m weary of writing about Price Street.
I’ve been writing for years about the dangers of having that two-lane, one-way, underutilized road slicing through two miles of historic neighborhoods, and I’m thrilled that we finally have an arrangement that will be of benefit to residents throughout the neighborhoods to the east and west.
Click here to read today’s City Talk column about Price.
Yesterday, several days after submitting that column I rode my bike on Price for very short stretches a couple of times.
In mid-afternoon, I was just going from 33rd to 37th on Price, but I decided to make an early departure from the street because one of SCAD’s student buses was coming behind me on the right hand side of the road. That’s the bus that stops at Anderson Hall and then swings onto 37th Street to get students at Wallin.
The markings were all finished. I was in the clearly marked lane, and so was another rider. Why in the world would a bus driver of all people think they should be on the right side of the road?
We still obviously need some serious enforcement out there. For a few days, the incomplete signage was a dangerous problem (which I note in today’s column), but now the danger appears to be ignorance.