The bike lanes on southbound Tower Grove Avenue at Vandeventer have recently been removed.
This short stretch of bike lanes was installed in August 2013 and was repainted several times since. It is broadly appreciated by cyclists for helping guide them through this complex intersection, which is on one of the busiest bike routes in St. Louis.
Alderman Joe Roddy represents the district where the lanes removal occurred. He writes:
I spoke again with the Traffic Commissioner yesterday afternoon. She explained that $12,000 was expended to create the new turn lane and that happened only after they spent an extensive amount of time studying the intersection and concluded that the risks of car accidents were greater.
Update: See our latest post for an update.