Thursday, May 27, 2010

North Union at Pearl Detail

The bike lane on Union does not end before the intersection with Pearl Street. There is not enough room to the left for cars to keep out of the bike lane, and there is no room for bikes to 'filter forward,' which would put the bikes in the car's blind spot for right turns.

The dark van is going straight. He is straddling the line delineating the left-turn-only lane. There is not enough room for a car lane between the LTO marking and the bike lane stripe (not seen here, but underneath the cars on the right.)
You can see the bike lane stripe here as through traffic straddles it, being forced into the bike lane by the positions of the cars in the left-turn-only lane to the left.
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