Comment 70338

By moylek (registered) - website | Posted October 05, 2011 at 11:19:29 in reply to Comment 70337

The problem with the contraflow lanes happens at intersections.

And in fact the problem with any bike lane happens at intersections: ambiguity sets in for both cyclists and motorists, and there is the additional problem of unexpected traffic to the right when one is going to turn (one's car) right.

That said - distinct and especially separated bike lanes lead to more cyclists on the roads: it's not a matter of reasonable or unreasonable, it's a matter of experiential fact.

We can - and we do - argue about which kinds of bike lanes if any are best or safest or fastest, but I'll take almost any kind of bike lanes since they get more people out on bikes. And more people on bikes makes for a better city.

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