[*BCM*] TAB article
dabbotthammond at comcast.net
Mon Jul 19 19:48:41 EDT 2004
We need bike lanes like we need colored-only lunch counters, restrooms and
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From: "russell a willis iii" <rawillis3 at juno.com>
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> On Mon, 19 Jul 2004 13:46:28 -0700 (PDT) David Goligorsky
> <eightmind at yahoo.com> writes:
> > we would all be happy with bike lanes.
> -- I am one of those cranks who think that a sufficiently wide outer lane
> is preferable to a designated bike lane, and that where the outer lane is
> not wide enough, the motorist should just sit back and suffer. The
> potential problem with designated bike lanes (sometimes) is that they
> create the impression (among motorists) that bikes do not belong anywhere
> else. Sort of a "sidepath" mentality. Also (in St. Louis, at least,
> where there are only a couple or three designated lanes anyway), they are
> sometimes configured in completely irrational ways, inviting right hooks,
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