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Tuesday, 12 August 2008
Berlin cycle lanes



They do it properly here in Berlin. Here are some of the notable differences with Surrey and London:

  1. The lane doesn’t end or suspend when an intersection or bus stop is reached. The cyclist can continue safely at these features along a clearly defined route.
  2. The available space on the road and pavement is allocated fairly to car, cyclist and pedestrian. Each group is catered for in the same proportion even where the road and pavement narrows, such as on a bridge.
  3. At the traffic lights there are three phases and separate lights for car, bicycle and pedestrian.
  4. The cycle lanes are safe and widely used.

And as I observed recently in Paris things are better there too.

Of course some parts of London are worse than others.

Posted by bigblue on 12/08/2008 at 08:06 PM
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