Safer cycle lanes
Cycle lanes should be separated from the main road where possible. Even a small brick-like barrier would encourage drivers to slow down (lest they bump into it) and keep vehicles out of cycle lanes.
Additionally I think that a warning that the cycle lane is about to end would be beneficial to both drivers and cyclists. One minute the cycle lane is there, the next it is gone. I have been overtaken by articulated lorries or buses when a cycle lane runs out and I've had to hop onto the pavement - a skill not all cyclist have. Prehaps use motorway-style 3-2-1 stripes like you have when an exit is approaching? I know this may mean more signs but it prehaps it could just be lines on the road?
Why the contribution is important
Segrgated cycle lanes makes cycling safer for all and would encourage more people to give cycling a try. Less cars on the road has many benefits for all city centre users.
Narrower roads would encourage drivers to slow down.
Cycle paths that didn't end abruptly with no warning would help improve cycling safety
by user719844 on November 21, 2013 at 03:11PM