Things are starting to change a little at a time here in the middle of the US.
People are actually listening to those of us who ride bikes.
I can only hope this won't be the truth much longer.
Not only was there a successful resolution from the city council over a controversial intersection. I received an e-mail from MDOT via a friend telling me they are implementing Sharrows on a segment of road which has been troublesome. It is an area of a state highway which travels through town, it is narrow, there have been several cyclists killed over the years and there is no real estate available for separate bike facilities.
They intend to add Sharrows and signage on a stretch of 3 miles and even went out on a limb to liberally interpret the State's recommendation. This will be the first recommended use in this area and indicates that at least they are trying to listen and accommodate.