Thursday, March 13, 2014

The Protected Bike Lane, Explained.

I've explained before that my preferred bike lane is the "Separated" bike lane or "Cycle Track" as they're usually called here in the States. But I can hear it in your heads, "But Annie, what IS a separated cycle track and why are they a good thing?"

Well lucky for my poor skills of explanation, there are people on the internet who are marvelous at explaining these sorts of things for me! This video gives succinct, clear explanations of cycle tracks and the protected intersection, a lynchpin for making bikes and cars work together in a single space.

Protected Intersections For Bicyclists from Nick Falbo on Vimeo.


  1. It occurs to me that roundabouts lend themselves to bike lanes very well.

  2. They ABSOLUTELY do, in addition to (once driver's adjust to actually having to consider other human beings in a cooperative fashion) actually being more efficient in many cases than traffic lights.