Comment 105346

By jason (registered) | Posted October 12, 2014 at 11:02:46 in reply to Comment 105345

A small buffer area is typically painted between the bike lane and car parking lane to avoid 'dooring'.

And opening your car door on the traffic side would be the same as it is now, and on all streets. You would look in your mirror before swinging open to be sure cars aren't right there. The extra space for bike lanes will be accommodated by repainting the street so the parking lane is a proper parking lane, instead of a full traffic lane width, as well as by narrowing the car lanes, which throughout Hamilton are usually wider than necessary. So you won't be parked 'out in the street'. You'll be parked in a clearly marked parking lane as shown above, but with a bike lane between you and the sidewalk.

More images from Montreal, Copenhagen and Paris.
This is a common design used around the world, and is one of the reasons Montreal and Copenhagen are world cycling leaders. Parking-protected bike lanes like this are one of the reasons Cycling Mag ranked NYC #1 in America this year.

My dream for Main St from McMaster to the Delta:

Comment edited by jason on 2014-10-12 11:14:10

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