I'll have to check these out. I'm perfectly comfortable riding in
traffic and don't mind traditional, unseparated bike lanes (like 800
South), but if these designs increase ridership and safety, then great.On the bike lanes placed between between parked cars and the curb, how is snow
removal accomplished? If these bike lanes aren't plowed, will this set-up
force cyclists into the main traffic lanes at a time of year when the the lanes
are already constricted by windrows of plowed snow, pavement is slick, it's
dark during commuting hours, and car windows are obscured with frost? This
could be less safe in the long run than traditional bike lanes.
"I would like to see Salt Lake City in 10 years have a large amount of its
population choosing cycling as their first mode of transportation," said
City Councilman Luke Garrott.I do hope Councilman Garrott rides a
bicycle to work himself. I get annoyed with folks who want everyone else to live
in a way they do not.
But with cyclists still not obeying traffic laws at traffic signals, it's
still anybody's guess where and when the cyclists will be.