Nice little piece in Copenhagenize about why painted bike infrastructure is inadequate. Living in Toronto with nothing but painted bike lanes, and “sharrows” — don’t get me started on that garbage — I’m painfully aware of just how tenuous that “lane” is. Just look at this past winter and the failure of the City to clear bike lanes for weeks WEEKS after a 20cm dump. No, painted lines and cute stencils of bicycles are insufficient to guarantee safe or permanent bicycle infrastructure. Anyhow, I’ll leave it to Copenhagenize to explain why paint is not enough …

Copenhagenize.com – Bicycle Culture by Design: Paint Is Not Enough

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