San Francisco Abandons a Raised Bike Lane – CityLab

In the battle of cars versus raised bike lanes, the cars just won a small battle in San Francisco.The city had planned on installing a two-inch raised, mountable lane on a section of Polk Street, where, on average, cars hit one cyclist and one pedestrian every month. But now it’s scrapped that plan in favor of a more traditional lane, which will be protected with soft-hit posts.The switch comes after San Francisco evaluated its first, experimental raised lane on downtown’s Market Street. The lane proved challenging to some cyclists since it debuted in late 2015; at least two collisions occurred (one resulting in a “major injury”) when people tried to roll up onto the path. But the main issue was the raised lane just wasn’t keeping cars away, as evident in angry social-media posts about police cars and a delivery truck blocking cyclists’ right of way.The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency says it believes lanes in these kinds of heavily commercialized corridors should be protected with a line of parked cars (something Oakland recently did, with varying success). But since that’s not possible on Polk, it will have plastic barriers sticking up from a buffer zone, as depicted on the right:

Source: San Francisco Abandons a Raised Bike Lane – CityLab

10 cities with the most horrific traffic – MarketWatch

Is your city on this list??
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/10-cities-with-the-most-horrific-traffic-2015-09-01

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