Great article and even better comments. One thing I must say is that a plus to this is that JTA is planning for the future. Everything is cyclical so in ten fifteen years dt might see a huge regrowth that would have thousands of cars entering the roadways during commuter rush hours ... And JTA would've planned ahead (I can't believe I even said that bc planning isn't their strong point, so maybe it's accidental forward thinking). Also, I look at bike lanes as a luxury item. A nice to have for those that use it. But in all honesty, how many people use them? Though I commute to dt from Fleming island everyday very rarely do I see bikes up 17 or even dt. I tend to see more during the weekend out as recreational riders, and they cannot ride four and five across in a bike lane. Currently, I am in NYC on business and I notice that the bike lanes here are hardly ever used. When I asked why, riders say it is safer to be riding in traffic, where you are constantly seen. Bike paths get overrun by pedestrians, cars and taxis constantly duck into them to let people out, and you have a much better chance of getting 'doored' if you are in those special lanes. After watching this myself, it all makes perfect sense. Now Jax has nowhere near the density of NYC, but one asks if you spend money to build something, will it be used and is it really worth it? That being said, I am pro-bike lanes, just I think they are a luxury.