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October 10, 2007



While this sounds like a good idea, it's actually bad. This basically creates a side path, which is statistically the most dangerous place to bicycle.

This is because removing bikes from the the automobile traffic also removes them from motorists' attention. Your odds of getting hit by a turning car or someone pulling out of a drive way go up significantly on a side path or sidewalk.

European cities that pioneered this physically separated bike lane are starting to discontinue them in favor of regular bike lanes in the actual roadway.

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