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Otherwise, it will be left to the city’s Special Events Resource Team to make a determination on the location of pickup zones and parking areas under the temporary lane reduction plan that would remain for the duration of COVID-19 emergency restrictions.
Final approval of the SERT’s requests would need approval from the city’s police chief.
There has been an ongoing push to create permanent bikes lanes on the same stretch of Wyandotte dating back to 2017.
But long-term narrowing of the road will be impacted by the nearby Riverside Drive Vista project, which will force east-west vehicle traffic on to Wyandotte during construction and possibly beyond, said Jeff Hagan, the city’s transportation planning engineer.
“The intent of the Vista project is to slow down Riverside and get some of that traffic off on to Wyandotte,” he said. “We will not know (full impacts) until the project is done (some time in 2024).”