Good and bad news. The good news is that the fencing that was blocking the northbound bike lane on Mathews is now gone. The bad news is there is (and has been since the fence came down) a giant pile of brush across the bike path. Once again, you are forced into the street, heading the wrong way, to hook up with the path on the other side of the street. Hopefully this will get cleaned up soon — but why is it piled there in the first place?
UPDATE: Behold the power of tumblr — the shrubbery pile has been cleared and bicyclists are one again free to travel north and south on the full-length of the Mathews Avenue bike path. Granted, you’ll still have to criss-cross the street a few times in as many blocks but at least it’s navigable again.
(see Mathews southbound for location)