I should add that I now think that Vancouver could create safer lanes on many streets by simply re-striping and reducing the width of vehicle lanes...since our travel lanes are generally much wider than over here. Two other newspaper headlines that caught my interest.
Monday, July 9, 2012
From the Dundalk Newspaper
Whenever I travel, I always enjoy reading what's the latest news in the local paper. But I was a bit surprised to read that a major issue in Dundalk, the town near the village where I am staying is...yes, bicycle lanes! It seems the Council has spent a lot of money reconfiguring streets to make cycling safer. One of the approaches is to put a cycle lane between the sidewalk and parked cars...something I have seen elsewhere, especially in Sweden. But after spending a lot of money, and creating some somewhat confusing street markings, many in the community are wondering whether this was not all a waste of money.