Comment 123242

By andrew.martin (registered) | Posted July 06, 2018 at 12:57:16

Thanks for this article. There are two other glaring issues I notice, both of which stem from lack of separation or poor design:

  1. cars turning from a street with a painted lane bike lane will invariably, 9.9 times out of 10, cut into the bike lane before turning. The tendency by far is to cut off the corner. This is both dangerous, and cuts off the cyclist if the lane is clear but the car is in traffic.

  2. cars crossing perpendicular to the street, as on Bay street, where there is a bidirectional bike lane, rarely look both ways. The first instinct of many drivers on approaching the intersection is to only look in the direction cars are coming, and seeing none, to attempt the cross. Only when they start the cross do they see the bike and then it's a split second decision to either stop or try to beat the bike. If I'm travelling south on Bay, I have my hands on the brakes whenever I see a car pull up to a stop sign from a side street.

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