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Old 04-28-08, 09:48 PM   #1
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Very narrow outside lane?

How about 6 foot lanes for very narrow vehicles? A lane motorists either use or not, depending if their vehicle fit within the lane and the destination positioning was correct.
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How about 6 foot lanes for very narrow vehicles? A lane motorists either use or not, depending if their vehicle fit within the lane and the destination positioning was correct.
I like the lane-sweeping function that motorists provide. And a six foot wide lane would serve my needs very well.
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Motorists can't always judge whether their vehicle will fit a parking space. I'd say this was possibly asking for trouble. Better to reserve this 6ft of space for bikes, if it can be done safely - which it is in many places IMHO.

There is evidence (UK transport laboratories I think) that vehicles travel faster as lanes widen e.g. multi lane roads such as freeways/motorway. I'd like to see a big 12 foot bike lane, and 8ft lanes to the left of that
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Nice!
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One issue I see with the ultra-narrow outside lane idea is the annoying habit of right-turning car drivers to slow to a stop with the nose of the car in the lane before they even look left to see if traffic is clear to make their turn.
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I wouldn't mind seeing a 6 foot bike lane, if you must have a bike lane, but I think it's too narrow for cars to use safely. Isn't the minimum standard 10 feet?
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only if they fit, roody! this is not design of a 'standard' lane requiring 10 feet. Municipalities can reduce the width of lanes, there's a main bridge here that necks down to 9 foot lanes.......


this is a speculative proposal and one requiring 'outside of the box' thinking, stepping away from autocentric design mandates.
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