Parking Protected Bike Lanes
“How can we have bike lanes that protect riders from parking?”
Bike lanes are a modern marvel for bicycle riders. They allow for a dedicated space for riding in safety away from hazards. However, much of the time they share space with parking spaces, which can lead to collisions with riders. So how can we use our urban planning mindset to solve this?
Well, what if we were to simply make a road barrier that separates the bike lane from the rest of the road and have cars park on the side opposite of the bikes? Not only does this make biking a much safer experience, but it does so without the loss of too much parking. These Parking Protected Bike Lanes are popping up in cities all over the globe and may be coming to your town soon!
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