Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Bike Lanes 2.0

Here's a video from Portland, one of the leading U.S. communities on urban bike planning. When I visited there, I came to appreciate the shared lane concept you see about halfway through the video.

The barrier concept being tried, with cars acting as the buffer between bikes and motor vehicles, is similar to some of the bike lanes in Paris, a city which has thousands of bike commuters. There, a small concrete barrier is used to separate traffic.

On the Right Track from Mayor Sam Adams on Vimeo.