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Why bike lanes are a bad idea

Posted by trikebum on January 10, 2011 at 7:59 PM

This needs to be read by every cyclist:


-A bike lane is a lane reserved for cyclists, and it's usually on the rightedge of the roadway. Bike lanes are separated from the rest of traffic by a solid or striped line.

If you ride regularly, you probably have somebody in your life who's just itching to tell you that the city ought to put a bike lane on every major street. "It will be safer," these folk proclaim. Are they right?

No. Bike lanes only do two things: they make life worse for cyclists, and they allow politicians and uninformed advocates to feel that they've "done something for cycling."

This page will outline some of the problems that bike lanes create. More




Categories: vehicular cycling, transportation cycling, bicycle advocacy

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