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    Rustbelt Rider mkeller234's Avatar
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    Bike lanes for Canton

    The city engineer just announced plans for some bike lanes in Canton. This will be a first for Canton so there is a lot of room for expansion/improvement. The one thing that seems odd to me is the small divider wall planned to separate the bike lanes from the car lanes, has this been done other places and is it a bad idea?

    Here is the article
    http://www.cantonrep.com/homepage/x7...ikes-in-Canton

    and here is the map. Check out the street cross section to see the bike lane barrier wall.
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    The barrier isn't so odd, but having a two-way bike lane is. It would mean cyclists are directed to ride against traffic. To be safe, this would require significant engineering treatments at each intersection (which doesn't appear to be the case.) Based on what I've seen so far, I would be very concerned about this.
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    at least its a step in the right direction. canton is terrible to ride through

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