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Old 04-22-17, 10:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Roody View Post
Very good point. I'm glad to see that all the bike lanes added here in the last 5 or 6 years are fully as wide as a car lane. The right half is the actual bike lane. The left half of the lane is a "buffer zone" marked with diagonal paint stripes, where neither bikes nor cars are supposed to be.

Of course the next big step would be protective barriers, such as pylons or curbs, that would physically protect cyclists.

I prefer an unprotected buffered bike lane to a protected bike lane. Why? A protected bike lane with cars parked outside (of the bike lane) puts more foot traffic from pedestrians looking to exit or enter their vehicles. This means you have to travel much slower to prepare for the unexpected foot traffic.

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