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I'm actually rather disappointed by this. I use 15th northbound daily and much prefer to be out in the right lane - even if it's shared with traffic - than trapped in a narrow strip behind parked cars which left-turning vehicles zoom through without looking. Drivers just don't expect to encounter cyclists moving around behind a line of parked cars. It would have been vastly better to have a northbound cycle lane (even if it didn't have any kind of barrier) on the right side of the road.

As it is now, it gets used by joggers and cars stopped for deliveries fairly often too - and it's so narrow you can't get around them when that happens. (What do you do when a van is driving up the contraflow lane northbound? You've got no option but to hop the curb!)

Also seems like it'd be really narrow for two lanes.

Either I'll continue to use the right side of the road or I'll seek out a different route.

by Herostratus on Sep 7, 2010 10:10 am • linkreport

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