Amazon looks to add more protected bike lanes around HQ2

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) has identified 15th Street South, across from its proposed second headquarters at Metropolitan Park, for protected bike lanes, in addition to similarly protected lanes previously proposed for South Eads Street.

The latest HQ2 renderings show concrete curb delineators separating motorists and cyclists on the south side of 15th Street — the opposite side of the street from HQ2, but fronting The Lofts and Crystal Towers apartments. This latest update is likely a compromise with some vocal residents who sought these lanes specifically on 15th Street.

Once east of South Eads, the delineators appear on the north side of 15th Street where The Paramount apartments stand. There are also a few on the south side of 15th Street just before the ramps to Richmond Highway.

The updates are expected to be discussed during Monday’s Site Plan Review Committee meeting.

The firms representing Amazon through the SPRC process have said they would like to see retail street…

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