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November 01, 2010

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Ryan

Looks like a good plan.

Even though I'd be riding bike lane or no bike lane, I fully support the separation of bikes and cars on any road where the speed limit is 50 or greater (ie. any main road).

We have just painted lines here, however it has made a world of difference when riding.

Susan in Vancouver

The way the image is drawn, a car door from the passenger side of the parked cars would open across one lane of the bike route. If that was the reality, that lane of the bike route would be essentially unusable. (I know drivers and passengers are suppose to look, but if I trusted that, I'd be doored about 3 times a year).

RANTWICK

Sorry man, I'm not convinced that segregated facilities are the way to go. Getting more people riding is always good, but even if such things GUARANTEED more butts on bikes, I still believe pretty strongly that bikes belong in the the main stream of traffic.

All I want is smooth pavement.
http://rantwick.blogspot.com/2009/07/all-i-want-is-smooth-pavement.html

Michael D

Well, and what I want is more people riding, and fewer cars racing through the city. Frederick Street is not currently a bike-friendly street. So I'm all for this.

The separated two-way cycle track (with a striped buffer between the lane and parking) on Prospect Park West in Brooklyn has had some dramatic results: http://www.streetsblog.org/2010/10/22/results-of-the-new-ppw-speeding-down-cycling-up-big/

charles

They would be wise to erect some delineators along the right-hand side of the parking lane to make sure people couldn't open the doors completely wide. They are cheap too.

Here's one if you're not familiar with them: http://www.tapcostore.com/Delineator-p/2502-15601.htm

I am not sure what the best solution is WRT to winter maintenance. I wonder what they do in Sweden or something...

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Bill Bean


  • North America is eventually going to figure out that, for all the right reasons, we need more bicycles on our roads. Dust off your bicycle and go cycling. And if the gas-burning dinosaurs start to crowd you, it's your road and you paid for it. Take the lane for yourself.

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