Proposal: Make bike-roads by using special stop signs which apply only to motorized vehicles.
Every intersection without a traffic light would be a four-way stop for mvs (but not labeled as four-way to avoid the crossing traffic drivers from assuming that the bikes will stop as usual at a four-way stop). On the "bike-road" there would be special stop signs which would exempt bikes from stopping. The practical effect of this would be to greatly discourage mvs from using the bike-road as they would have to stop at every intersection, thereby separating mvs from bikes.
The BIG problem is in the cross traffic direction. There would have to be special warning signs which state that "bikes on the bike-road do NOT stop" and "bikes on the bike-road HAVE the right-of-way". A flashing red signal light should be included on these special warning signs.
The best roads to designate as bike-roads would be secondary roads parallel to main arteries.
Anyone know if this has been tried in Europe or elsewhere?
Sorry about my previous goofed-up thread.