Bike lane passing lane

These passing lanes in the bicycle lane in Portland are kind of cute:

The new markings include side-by-side bike lane symbols to denote the passing lane and skip-striping both where the lane widens (and then narrows) and to separate the slow and fast lanes. The new striping was done to facilitate easier and safer passing on an uphill portion of one of Portland’s most congested bikeways. More info at BikePortland here and here.

2 Comments

  • gwadzilla
    September 7, 2007 - 2:03 pm | Permalink

    I often think about why we will never reach the same level of acceptance of the bicycle in our culture as lets say… china or copenhagen

    part of the issue is that cyclists are looking for exercise in their commute
    instead of just plugging along

    the great collections of one speed bikes move at roughly the same speed
    no one looking to break a sweat
    no one training for anything

    that is part of what makes it work

    in our US culture there is such a wide variety of riding styles that a mass of cyclists can be a dangerous thing

    this passing lane is a good idea

  • gwadzilla
    September 7, 2007 - 9:03 pm | Permalink

    I often think about why we will never reach the same level of acceptance of the bicycle in our culture as lets say… china or copenhagenpart of the issue is that cyclists are looking for exercise in their commuteinstead of just plugging alongthe great collections of one speed bikes move at roughly the same speedno one looking to break a sweatno one training for anythingthat is part of what makes it workin our US culture there is such a wide variety of riding styles that a mass of cyclists can be a dangerous thingthis passing lane is a good idea

  • Leave a Reply