Monday, October 20, 2014
Bike Lanes Don't Increase Passing Distance
Bicycling Magazine's blog has an interesting story on a study conducted in the UK showing that bike lanes don't cause motorists to increase their passing distance. This is something I think many bicyclists feel intuitively. Often times I feel the only value bike lanes offer is after a crash. If my bits and pieces are in a dedicated bike lane the driver won't be able to say they couldn't avoid me. The take away for riders is, even if you are in a bike loan you need to be aware of your surroundings and aware of traffic.