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and yet they can take up a whole lane of traffic, interesting.
Hey, if you want to restripe streets for bicycle-width lanes rather than car-width ones, I’m fine with that.
Hmm, reduce the width of the lanes to 1/3rd their original size? Around here we call that winter.
Some genius on my street — my snow-choked, one-way street — decided that last night’s rush hour was finally The Appropriate Time To Learn To Parallel Park. What a spectacle.
The state decided to change the layout of our street at the end where it intersects a larger state route. The intersection before was a 3 way right at the top of a hill, with blind oncoming 55 mph traffic. So they moved the intersection 1/4 mile to the north, where visibility was better, to make it safer. In the process of doing so, they added bike lanes 1/4 mile on each side of the intersection on the state route. But the rest of the state route has no bike lanes. So, for roughly 1/2 a mile on Rt 97 in MD, there are dedicated bike lanes. The rest of the route has a narrow shoulder and near-highway speed traffic.
There’s probably some stupid rule on the books here that any new road construction must include a bike lane. Don’t you love well-intentioned laws that operate in a vacuum?
Oh, and I drive on 97 nearly every day. I have yet to ever see a bicycle on it.
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