The northwest side of South Bend is quickly becoming more bicycle friendly, and auto friendly at the same time. Portage Avenue from Lathrop to Cleveland is being rebuilt. The awkward intersection for motorists at Lathrop, Portage, Highland Cemetery and Riverside Cemetery has been replaced by a traffic circle. Also, a frustrating set of streets at Portage, Council Oak, Ribourd, and Boland have been replaced by a circle.
Wisely, the city has included a bike/ped infrastructure in this improvement. The leg from Boland northward has only just started, but the leg southward is complete. Congratulations to the planners for such a well designed transportation enhancement.
Pictures and a map can be found below:
Here are a couple of shots:
- Portage-Lathrop Round-a-bout
Here’s a Google Map showing the regions Paul describes above: