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Requiring Motorists to Merge into Bike Lanes Prior to Right Turns

Right Hook Crash Type (via floridabicycle.org)

One of the most common crashes that occurs involving bicyclists on urban streets is the “right-hook”, or the crash that occurs when a right-turning motorist fails to yield to a through bicyclist traveling the same direction in a bicycle lane.

Engineers, Cyclists, and Lawmakers alike have long known . . . → Read More: Requiring Motorists to Merge into Bike Lanes Prior to Right Turns

Cher the Road

Cher the Road – via stoftey on Instagram

FYI, this is not MUTCD approved. Request for experimentation is required.

Understanding the Use of Non-Motorized Transportation Facilities

This post is cross-posted at Streets.mn.

A recent report by researchers Greg Lindsey, Kristopher Hoff, Steve Hankey, and Xize Wang from the University of Minnesota is available for download from the Center for Transportation Studies website here. The report is titled Understanding the Use of Non-Motorized Transportation Facilities, and it is a fantastic read for . . . → Read More: Understanding the Use of Non-Motorized Transportation Facilities

More on Pedestrian Safety in MN

Pedestrian safety in MN is in the news again with this article from the Star Tribune: Minnesota cities upgrade to address crosswalk danger

The article mentions a number of new technologies that engineers are using to try to improve safety conditions for pedestrians in crosswalks (which includes cyclists).

Alarmed by the rising number of pedestrian . . . → Read More: More on Pedestrian Safety in MN

(Almost) Real-Time Bike Traffic Counts

A couple month’s ago, I posted about Portland’s Bicycle Barometer” a bicycle counting system that posted a real-time count on an LED display for passers-by to see.

Today, Cyclelicio.us brought my attention to the (almost) real-time bike counts the City of Boulder has made available online.

Bike Counts at 13th & Walnut

Apparently there . . . → Read More: (Almost) Real-Time Bike Traffic Counts

Park Avenue Buffered Bike Lane

I happened to ride past the newly repaved and restriped Park Avenue this past weekend and noticed the new bike lanes have been placed. It’s still a work in progress, but here’s what it looked like as of 10:00 AM this past Sunday.

Park Avenue near 42nd Street.

The first thing that struck me . . . → Read More: Park Avenue Buffered Bike Lane