It’s lovely that they’re going to renovating it some, but I hope it is well-known that any less than a 5 foot wide bike lane adjacent to 8-foot wide parking stalls does not even meet AASHTO’s inadequate standards. The only place along the proposed reconstruction (working from I think the 75% design documents, as of 4 or 5 years ago) that even this low standard will be met is between Waverley Square and Beech Street. I recall that interested people reviewing those documens were told “don’t even think about changing the lane widths” — so I can only guess that they had already had negative feedback on this.
Given that these will generally be non-standard “bike” lanes, may I propose a non-standard striping? It should be made clear that the recommended riding position is as far to the left (near moving traffic) as possible, so as to ensure that maximum clearance is provided for any opening door. We can also use non-standard signs, rather than “Bike Lane”, they can read “Watch for bikes before opening doors”.
I’m serious about the proposals above; whoever designed this screwed up and was not the least bit thoughtful. This is not going to be a cycling facility that I would recommend to members of my family, and nobody should be the least bit surprised if it generally goes unused, either because cyclists ride “in the car lane” or because they avoid the road altogether.