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Spacing: Bike Posts in Other Cities

The Spacing Wire has had some great posts lately about some cycling infrastructure in other cities:

In San Francisco, Sean Micallef looks down a lot, and sees a lot of funky sidewalk art and notices that although San Francisco is known as a cycling-friendly city, their official bikeposts are not as pretty as Toronto’s “lollipops“, nor as prolific. I don’t know how secure these are… looks like just some bolts into the ground, instead of concrete-secured bases.

Over in Stockholm, Sweden, Matt Blackett wrote an amazing post about cycling infrastructure including bikeroute signs and traffic signals as well as bikelanes and posts. He points out that the city seems to have several designs of bike posts, and that each design seems to have been chosen for where it was meant to go. The photo to the left demonstrates that although you can even seperate bike traffic from car traffic, drivers will still think they are entitled to park anywhere they want to.

Matt’s also got a cool photo of raised bikelanes… where the bikelane is a few inches above the roadway and a few inches below the sidewalk. I’ve heard that these are popular in Europe, but don’t know if they’re a good idea.

As a cyclist, these raised bikelanes would segregate you even more from traffic. While I can easily cross the bikelane lines here in Toronto to pass a parked car or rollerbladers using a bikelane, this would be far harder in Stockholm. A couple inches of height, while it may dissuade drivers from parking there, is not going to stop them from doing it.

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