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Old 07-04-19, 09:00 PM
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Best & Worst global bike lanes

Not surprisingly, some areas are doing better than others. I especially like the Bucharest pic https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2...infrastructure
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I liked this one.


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I'm sure many of you are aware of this, but just in case:

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Sadly they seem to have stopped updating it since February.
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Old 07-05-19, 02:23 AM
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Often the cycle lane is exempt from the bottle-neck, as with this one - but the conflicting signs make it confusing...

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I travel this one regularly, it's one of my favourites...





Here's a pic of it taken from the same bridge, same direction, several decades ago...

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Often the cycle lane is exempt from the bottle-neck, as with this one - but the conflicting signs make it confusing...

Crazy Brits - what is an island doing in the middle of the only traffic lane going in that direction?
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What indeed.
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I posted this a few weeks ago in this discussion section. My vote for a best bicycle lane.


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I really like this one.
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I really like this one.
What I like about it is that it's very practical. The traffic situation was that they had to seperate cyclists and motorists vertically to keep the flow going. Tunneling can be quite complicated depending on the soil, construction is usually very disruptive to traffic and bicycle tunnels aren't very good for the sense of safety at night. Because they lifted the cycle lane instead of the cars, it could be a lightweight construction that was much cheaper. It stayed well within budget and was finished on time, while it looks as a prestige project which usually don't stay within budget and time.
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Very Nice! Where is that?
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Very Nice! Where is that?
Only about 70 km Norh of MAK's. It's the Hovenring in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
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I enjoyed riding this one on Rishiri just off the northern tip of Hokkaido:


Bridge on Rishiri cycle track.
I was also recently blown away by the lit 30 km. cycle track through the desert near Abu Dhabi:


Abu Dhabi desert cycle track
Each light had its own solar panel. It was great to be able to ride in the cool of the night!
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It's pretty, and a nice piece of engineering with the whole maypole thing, but a very expensive way to achieve the same thing we have all over my town.

The easiest way to achieve a MUP roundabout tiered with a road junction is to put hills between the legs of one and join them together with bridges.

The road is actually the upper deck for most of ours, lined with bushes, to remove them from the whole pedestrian/cycling experience and give better the feeling there are no roads.

I really need to go around and get some photos that reflect their design well.
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The easiest way to achieve a MUP roundabout tiered with a road junction is to put hills between the legs of one and join them together with bridges.

The road is actually the upper deck...
A bike overpass has to gain enough elevation to clear motor vehicle traffic (large trucks); a bike underpass only has to lose enough elevation to clear a tall person seated on a bike.
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At least the truck has a lift gate:

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Good bike lane? How about the whole street!



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It's pretty, and a nice piece of engineering with the whole maypole thing, but a very expensive way to achieve the same thing we have all over my town.

The easiest way to achieve a MUP roundabout tiered with a road junction is to put hills between the legs of one and join them together with bridges.

The road is actually the upper deck for most of ours, lined with bushes, to remove them from the whole pedestrian/cycling experience and give better the feeling there are no roads.

I really need to go around and get some photos that reflect their design well.
Besides the fact that Dutch cities are competing with infrastructure to portray themselves as cycling friendly, Eindhoven and surroundings considers itself the silicon valley of the Netherlands. It's booming and growing fast, this is also the connection to a whole new urban area in development and there are short on landmarks anyway. So I guess just shoveling earth was beneath them, or at least beneath the image the city wants.

But to be fair to them, 11 million euro's is not a lot of money when it comes to infrastructure. A simple single bicycle tunnel that meets some instable soil easily exceeds that number and it's dwarfed by car or train infrastucture.
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or very short riders!
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I've seen images and videos of the Hovenring with cyclists turning both left and right and circulating both clockwise and counterclockwise. Perhaps due to slow speeds and light usage, this works after a fashion but it creates a lot of crossing paths.
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Some of these have been repeated in the article above.

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