Posted by: shoji | September 28, 2007

Bike-friendly, but not bus-friendly streets

 I blogged about the need for D.C. to make bus-only lanes, and “CC” commented (excerpt):

I am all for instituting bus only lanes. But, as someone who recently transitioned into a city cyclist (and in the spirit of being environmentally conscious, a common theme between cycling and public transit), I would like some thought to be given to protecting cyclists in the design of these lanes.

CC’s wish may come true in the Big Apple in “the street of the future”.

My wish can still come true, too: planners can simply paint a lane Bus-Only.

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Some Cities Try To Be Bike-Friendly (TreeHugger)
Some cities are trying hard to be bike-friendly; New York City just got its first physically-separated bike path inside the urban core. According to the New York Times, The city is planning to remake seven blocks of Ninth Avenue in Chelsea into what officials are billing enthusiastically, perhaps a bit hyperbolically, as the street of the future.

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