Carrying Bike Lanes Through Intersections–The Dutch Way
EDITOR’S NOTE: Updated and reposted May 11, 2012.
Cut down the conflicts, minimize the ones remaining and improve the roadway experience for everyone involved–Simple!
Seems like sound advice for any number of intersections.
Here in Traverse City, we have yet attempted to carry a bike lane through the intersection. Almost every bike lane we have ends at a minimum 20-feet plus before the intersection and the one that does reach an intersection, on Woodmere at 8th St., pinches bicyclists between a curb and turning automobiles with nowhere else to go…(advice: take the lane or cross as a pedestrian).
We can do better, the models are out there.
mocked up Google Streetview of Woodmere Ave.