Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Bike Lanes

The best bike lanes are those that are integrated into automobile traffic. Bikes move faster in these lanes and they cost less to build than separate bike paths. There are many streets in Valencia where city planners could simply take one lane away from automobiles and make a great bike lane. Avenida del Puerto and Gran Via Turia come to mind. Ave. del Puerto is five lanes wide and could easily afford to offer one of these up to cyclists. The bike path on that street goes along the sidewalk and there is a constant conflict with pedestrians. The path is barely wide enough for two bikes to pass in opposite directions. Gran Via Turia is an extremely dangerous street for cyclists and one that I avoid completely. Four lanes of traffic allow cars to travel well above the urban limit of 50 kph.

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