Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Seville, Spain
Bikes: Brompton M6R, mountain bikes, Circe Omnis+ tandem
Originally Posted by CrankyOne
I largely agree. I'm firmly against bi-directional on-street paths separated only by paint, curb, or bollards. I'm not a fan of those separated by k-rails or planters but at least they provide some feeling of comfort between junctions, though they're dangerous as he** at/thru junctions.
I have no problem with the fact that our paths are bidirectional. All of them are separated in some way from car traffic, most of them by curbs and a row of parked cars, some by a railing and a few by plastic or steel bollards. I think the bollards are the worst option, especially the steel ones, as it would be mighty painful to fall on them, and the plastic ones need to be replaced every so often.
I've never understood why people think these lanes are dangerous at intersections. It's no more dangerous than walking across the street in a zebra crossing. Here's a photo of one of our intersections, which I saw in your friend's article.
Last edited by Ekdog; 06-15-14 at 01:02 PM.
Reason: Added photo.