Friday, September 24, 2010

On bike lanes

I have more to say on the subject (I'm a bit of a bike lane skeptic). In the meantime this video provides an interesting entrée.


  1. Thank you for posting this video. What's the source?

  2. Usually a click on the open YouTube video brings up the original, but in case it won't, here's the link:

  3. I like bike lanes, but that 1st avenue lane in the video is STUPID. Put the bike lane on the right, next to the cars.

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  5. I'll get the hang of this thing eventually.

    I am very glad of the bike lanes in Chicago, and while you certainly need to have your wits about you as this video demonstrates, I would much rather have them than not have them.

    Some of the modern bike lanes in Chicago solve a few of the issues presented here (specifically being cut up on a right turn) with separate traffic signaling for cars and bikes. Of course many of the bikes ignore the signals but there's not so much one can do about that.

    I think the major problem with bike lanes is they tend to lull new or infrequent riders into a false sense of security.

    BTW, you never did do a follow up post.