Innovative Bike-Transit Concepts That Work

<p>Bike lanes are the wrong approach that end up marginalizing cyclists argues Will Campbell.</p>
May 21, 2007, 2pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan
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"By law, my bicycle is considered a vehicle with the same right to the road as your car or truck. Bike lanes provide an arguable buffer zone of safety (as well as a great place for people to put their garbage containers on trash day), but they marginalize cyclists and reinforce their status as second-class commuters who shouldn't be on the road."

"Our city and county transportation agencies should be trying out fresher bike-transit concepts, such as shared-use arrows, known as sharrows, and bicycle-priority streets, also called bike boulevards."

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Published on Monday, May 21, 2007 in The Los Angeles Times
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