We were recently in Madison, Wisconsin, where I was a graduate student some years ago, and I noticed some changes in the layout of University Avenue. I'm curious to know what people think of this layout.
Most of the traffic is one-way.
In one direction, the rightmost lane (closest to the curb) is a bus lane. Then comes a bike lane, then automobile lanes. Thus, the bike lane is BETWEEN the bus lane and the automobile lanes. In the other direction is a single bike lane, going in the OPPOSITE direction as the rest of the traffic, and separated from it by a small divider.
The attached picture shows a pair of views, one in each direction.
On the one hand, it's obvious that they took bicycles seriously... on the other hand, this configuration seems weird to me.
Is this a good arrangement?