Way back at the end of July, Tucson Velo reader Alan Solot sent the above photo of construction that completely blocked this section of bike path and sidewalk on Alvernon Road.
The section allows cyclists to stay off Alvernon Road and connect to the eastern portion of Third Street, which is about a block south of the western portion.
At the time of the photo, it was impossible to get by the construction.
Now almost two months after the original photo was taken, the construction still exists, though a piece of plywood has been placed over a narrow section of the trench.
While cyclists and pedestrians can use it, it may create potential conflict between both cyclists and pedestrians heading in opposite directions.
Tucson’s bicycle and pedestrian program manager Ann Chanecka said she knew about the original trench blocking the path and thought it had been taken care of. She did not know that construction was still blocking part of the path.
Chanecka said she would look into the situation.
It’s rare to see this type of hazard persist for so long, but it is common to find obstacles blocking bike lanes and sidewalks.
What obstacles do you see most often? On my commute it is either trash cans or parked cars stopping on the shoulder. Construction signs are particularly annoying, though.