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    Boston Bike Lane Advocacy Meeting

    Wish I had posted this sooner since its such short notice, but please do show up tonight if you can:

    COMMUNITY MEETING
    Monday, August 31, 2009
    6:00 PM
    Boston Public Library Central Branch
    Mezzanine Conference Room
    700 Boylston Street
    As part of Mayor Menino’s Boston Bikes
    Initiative, the City of Boston is creating
    bike lanes on major roadways to improve
    access and safety for all users. The
    purpose of this meeting is to discuss the
    proposed installation of bike lanes on
    Commonwealth Avenue.
    the actual flier:


    I will be attending and reporting on it later on my blog if anyone can't make it but is still interested. Stay tuned.

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    Anyone else notice how the included photograph shows cars parallel-parked next to the BL? What's being done to make sure people aren't doored?
    Same roads, same rights, same rules.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ngchen View Post
    Anyone else notice how the included photograph shows cars parallel-parked next to the BL? What's being done to make sure people aren't doored?
    Doored, right-hooked, get hit by drifting multi-tasking driver, flat tire from debris accumulation.... There are two lanes in that picture . The right most lane just needs to have a giant bicycle painted accross it.

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    The American approach to all things is trying to make all interactions defined by pages of rules and barriers, all enforced by the police.

    A better idea might be common sense and bicycle rider education: ride in the middle, pay attention to what is behind you, get to the side if a car is behind you, don't get upset if the car behind you honks to get you out of the way.

    As to the bike lanes, they work for people moving slow like an adult with some kids riding with them.

    Or maybe not, in NYC there has been at least one ghost bike devoted to an escorted child that got killed on a bike path.

    In NYC I am seeing bike paths marked by a bicyclist symbol some arrow heads but no painted line path markings. I think that is better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geo8rge View Post
    A better idea might be common sense and bicycle rider education: ride in the middle, pay attention to what is behind you, get to the side if a car is behind you, don't get upset if the car behind you honks to get you out of the way.
    As opposed to the motorist moving into the passing lane without honking to actually pass a cyclist.

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