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Old 04-21-17, 10:57 PM
B. Carfree
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Originally Posted by Dahon.Steve View Post
I was thinking about segregated bike lanes and how dangerous they are today. I suspect half the problem are all the walkers invading the space. In order to make them safer, you'll need to have a protection barrier not from cars but from pedestrians.
I agree that pedestrians and segregated bike infra don't play well together. The other problem is the intersection issue. With so-called "protected bike lanes" bikes literally come from out of nowhere (from the perspective of motorists). Inside of cities, the deadliest situation is at intersections, and segregation makes the problem worse. Out on a suburban thoroughfare, where overtaking vehicles are a greater risk factor, segregation could be a good thing, but that's not where it is being proposed or put in.
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