City removes signs for ‘confusing’ 50-foot bike lane
(KUTV) — The city of West Jordan removed signs for a bike lane that’s approximately 50 feet long on Tuesday after 2News asked why they were there.
Bicyclist Erik Brockhoff shot video of the two bike lane signs just feet apart on 7800 South, west of Mountain View Corridor.
“They put in a nice bike lane sign and then 20 feet down the road, it says bike lane ends,” Brockhoff said.
“It really makes no sense right now,” he said, adding the lane could even be dangerous for cyclists and drivers.
Kim Wells, spokeswoman for the city, said a private developer put up the signs.
Justin Peterson of Peterson Homes told 2News that builders are putting up about 1,000 homes in the area. Peterson said they put up the signs, admitting it is “a little confusing,” but he said the city required them.
“What’s the plan?” Brockhoff said. “I think they might have good intentions, but it seems like right now, it’s helping nobody.”
West Jordan city officials removed the signs, saying the developer installed them prematurely. The city points out there is about half a mile of bike lane before where the signs once stood, and in the future, 7800 South will be widened with more lanes for drivers and cyclists.
Wells said because there’s so much development in the area, it will be some time before all the infrastructure is seamless.