Aug 20, 2008, 01:38 PM
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Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: On the edge (of downtown) but I'm knocking on the door
Originally Posted by http
I am an avid cyclist, over 100 000 km, and I think bike lanes are wrongheaded in that they encourage separation instead of integration. Why should bicycles require special rules over and above the rules required of internal combustion powered vehicles?
Rightly or wrongly, lot's of folks won't bike without bike lanes. It encourages bicycle use.
We put white " - - - - " (broken?) lines down the road. Does that segregate traffic? Of course it does. In some cases, like on the highway, it seperates faster traffic from slower traffic. As long as cars have the right to pass bicycles on the left, we ought to find ways to segregate where possible and practical.