middle of the road.

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road plan haiku

this plan gives me pause

some things better on paper

may not go as planned.

 

 

“the middle of the road is where the white line is – and that’s the worst place to drive.”

-robert frost

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  1. Agreed, Beth. They recently put new bike paths on Syracuse’s busiest boulevard. When I drove my car on it the first time I feared large collisions with cyclists with no drivers understanding about the right of way.

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  2. So true that some things look better on paper. In reality this kind of bike lane is a suggestion and reminds cars that there might be bikes around. I suppose it’s a step in the right direction.

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  4. I shuddered when I saw the diagramme and flinched as I read the “how to”. Nope, nope, nope.
    Here, in Montreal, we have a designated bike lane on many many streets, either on the south side or the west side (usually). No sharing of space with the cars!

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  5. Hmm, if the intention is to get fewer people driving, then mission accomplished. There are enough things already to concentrate on when I’m driving that I wouldn’t want another thing to factor in.

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  6. This is nuts. I’ve seen a lot of crazy bike accommodations in Greater Denver, but every one of them gives cyclists a lane of their own, usually by stealing some width from existing car lanes and, on a street near me, dangerously narrowing lanes of 45 mph traffic. I’m not confident that mere painted stripes protect those cyclists. And the other day I saw a big fire truck that had to hang a few inches over the line just to sit in the turn lane.

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  7. Quite a few of our roads are like this too. The reason over here is that you cannot make room for a separate bike lane. So they get a lane in the road and the cars have to drive behind them in case they cannot pass by. It gives the bikes a reserved space at least.

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