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Monday, June 28, 2010

Bike Lanes That Do the Job

Vancouver adds a separated Bike Line and see a TEN fold increase in cycling verses the previous design that has cyclists riding the more common style that put cyclists IN motorized traffic.  The separated lane goes a LONG way to eliminate cars and trucks parking or weaving into the bike lane and requires about the same space as running two "in traffic" lanes on either side of the road.
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1 comment:

  1. It's an interesting concept; however, anytime people go to something nonstandard, extra care needs to be taken to ensure that things are not made worse. For instance, bike lanes are not to be built within roundabouts, because every exit is another conflict point. Fortunately, current standards already prohibit bike lanes within roundabouts.