America’s stupidest bike lane


Via Treadly et al.

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Comment by Adrian on May 6, 2008 at 7:01pm
Yes. A 'bike lane' can be a rather imaginary concept.

Comment by Al on May 6, 2008 at 11:22pm
Hi All

Bike Lanes vary-

You have Bike Lanes with designated time periods.
What was mentioned in a previous post is correct as it refers to a
designated bike route.

To be a real Bike Lane ie one which is dedicated for use by cyclists it needs to have
an 1800mm x 1100mm bike pavement stencil preferably in thermo plastic not paint.

It needs to also have a Bike Lane sign as well as C7 line 10cm in width.
Refer to the RTA NSW Bicycle Guidelines for details.

To not have these means that a car such as the one in the above pic could
dispute the matter.

Just remember bike lanes are a lot cheaper than off road cycleways to install
so if they are utilised via initiatives such as Bike Buses then they have merit.

Obviously they would have green oxide/pavement colour as well as is
evident in Qld, and Adelaide especially at intersections.

However of course if the lane ends then you command the road and
ride predictably.

Those less experienced would also use the "Bike Lane"
if more people used the bike lane.

Al
Comment by Peter H on May 7, 2008 at 8:27am
I find the best bike lanes are those marked "Bus Lane". But watch out, they may become the "Bus Only Lane" without warning.

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