More Protected Lanes For Bicyclists Pop Up In Cities

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As fewer young people drive automobiles, cities try to entice them with safer bike lanes.

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    A driver was hospitalized Thursday after a large sinkhole opened up in the middle of the street and swallowed three cars on Chicago's South Side, police said. The injured man was driving when the road buckled and caved in at 9600 South Houston Avenue near the Chicago Skyway, Chicago Police Department spokesman Mike Sullivan told More
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    Middle America was overwhelmed by weather Thursday, with snow in the north, tornadoes in the Plains, and torrential rains that caused floods and transportation woes - and a sinkhole in Chicago. More
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  • New Protected Bike Lanes Still Pose Danger To Riders
    It’s been a problem to begin with. More bicyclists, less parking needed." The new lanes have bicycle specific traffic signals. We reached out to San Diego Police to see if anyone has been ticketed for ...
    09/25/2019 - 7:42 pm | View Link
  • City approves protected bike lanes, transit improvements for Howard and Folsom streets
    The bike lanes in particular have long been sought by bike safety advocates, including the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. Three bicyclists have been killed in high-profile incidents on Howard and ...
    06/18/2019 - 3:09 pm | View Link
  • Cyclists, advocates rally for more protected bike lanes
    Cyclists and bicycle advocates gathered at City Hall to call on City leaders to put in place more protected bike lanes on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. The call for action follows the death of cyclist Tess ...
    03/19/2019 - 7:40 am | View Link
  • Could Protected Bike Lanes in Center City Have Saved This Cyclist’s Life?
    And many protected bike lanes include curb extensions (also called bulb-outs) that reduce the chances of right hook accidents, increase pedestrian visibility, shorten crossing distances, and visually ...
    11/28/2017 - 7:53 am | View Link
  • Why Houston needs more protected bike lanes
    Three dead in 30 days — a bitter reminder of the work that remains for the city to protect bicyclists from speeds and road conditions ... We're going to build a pop-up bike lane to raise awareness of ...
    11/1/2017 - 1:00 pm | View Link
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  • Cyclists petition for protected bike lanes on Delaware ...
    Protected bike lanes, he said, have posts or some sort of a barrier separating the bike lane from the cars that use the road. "Studies from all over the world have shown that if you put some kind of physical protection between the cyclist and moving vehicle traffic, more people are willing to bike and bicyclists that are already using those streets are much safer," Lobasso said.
    10/10/2019 - 11:11 am | View Website
  • Pop-up protected bike lane coming to Bethesda on Friday ...
    To support the thousands of people biking to work through Bethesda this Friday, Montgomery County is creating a pop-up protected bike lane on Woodmont Avenue. Early Friday morning, crews will set up cones and signage to transform parking and travel lanes into eight blocks of blissfully, low-stress bikeway for everyone to enjoy.
    10/8/2019 - 5:26 pm | View Website
  • Transforming Streets: Baltimore's "pop-up" Protected Bike ...
    The protected bike lane includes a buffer featuring drought-tolerant grasses and potted (the state flower of Maryland) to beautify the area and contribute to the traffic calming element of the project. BCDOT staff has also put up temporary signs to demarcate the bike lane.
    09/26/2019 - 7:06 pm | View Website
    Protected bike lanes put a physical barrier between traffic and bicyclists... Pop-Up Protected Bikeway & Intersection Demo. ... identifies the section between 1 st Avenue NE to Oak Avenue as the potential location for a new one-way or two-way protected bike lane to serve these communities.
    09/24/2019 - 3:41 pm | View Website
  • What you need to know about bike lanes in Philadelphia
    What is a protected bike lane? A protected bicycle lane is one that has some physical obstacle between automobile lanes and bicycle lanes. In Philadelphia that has meant typically flexible posts as can be seen on the South Street Bridge over the Schuylkill River, but the obstacle can be anything from planters to parked cars.
    09/10/2019 - 9:09 am | View Website
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