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Old 06-23-14, 09:36 AM   #1
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A New Bike Lane That Could Save Lives and Make Cycling More Popular | Autopia | WIRED

Pretty good video explaining the concept. Maybe some of you can bring this to your local government for carrying out.
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Pretty good video explaining the concept. Maybe some of you can bring this to your local government for carrying out.
Have you brought it to yours? When can you expect wide implementation? I don't know... I think I will continue to rely on defensive riding techniques and awareness to keep me safe in the meantime... ...

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Have you brought it to yours? When can you expect wide implementation? I don't know... I think I will continue to rely on defensive riding techniques and awareness to keep me safe in the meantime... ...

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That sounds like a good plan for you and all in the mean time.

I've been working on these types of concepts here for 30 years and in the past felt quite defeated for lack of progress. However, lately I am seeing a significant change in the collective mindset and the result is additional consideration for cyclists (taking many forms).
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This was posted a few days ago over at A&S. These things tend to turn into glorified sidewalks, and actually make my ride less safe by replacing the bike lane I would use as an alternate to a sidewalk. There have been a few attempts to build "protected bike lines" here and every one of them has become a sidewalk to be avoided by any cyclist wanting to average more than 8 mph.
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Lengthy discussion over in A&S.
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Lengthy discussion over in A&S.
Ooops! Thanks - I don't go to that part of the forum (I mostly stay here and Living Car Free for some reason).

BTW - not to start additional discussion here, but one last comment to CommuteCommando This configuration would be useful if we had tons of bikers like they do in some other countries. For us few stragglers in most US cities it would probably not be worth the effort. So much needed to qualify comments here, but only so much time to type
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One more thought came to mind Leisrurm, and that is you seem fine relying on your defensive riding and that is great for you. If you had a daughter, son, or even your mother riding (I dunno, you just might) which might you prefer? Defensive riding for your 12 year old, or maybe some pretty good infrastructure so they might get out and ride safely too? The point is that bicycling infrastructure should be for all riders, not just the savvy and experienced.
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