@chucker the line probably makes it more likely that cars pass close, because they think they can treat it like another lane.
@murph @pinkprius @mastobikes If a person gets too close to the train, the train cannot slow down or stop, thus they try to keep people farther back. Cars can slow down or stop if you deviate from the bike lane or they deviate into the bike lane lane and if drivers are skilled and responsible, they are paying close attention where there is a danger of that. If this is an ongoing problem in your area perhaps the drivers suck and shouldn't have a license. For the record, I agree that bike lanes in many places where I've lived, if they existed at all, were not wide enough in my opinion.
@kelbot @pinkprius @mastobikes I support the segregation of bike lanes on high-traffic density roads, but it's exactly this that competes with other demands like road width and "on-road parking" being available to local residents.
I don't like bike lanes in low-traffic roads, I'd rather they just lowered the speed limits and allowed bikes to have more priority.
Part of the reason is that cars are effective at sweeping road debris away to the sides, so for the sake of your tires it's often better to ride out in the main sections of the road.
It is totally clear to me that there are several differences. For me the most obvious one is, that at the train station you have plenty of room to keep away from the dangerous zone. As a cyclists on a cycling lane like the one shown above you have not. In fact you are even forced into it. #dooring #motorizedViolence @musicmatze @pinkprius @mastobikes
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