SFMTA releases study results on SF’s first raised bike lane

By Nuala Sawyer : sfexaminer – excerpt

The SFMTA has been studying the effectiveness of a short stretch of raised bike lane on Market Street, and has just released their results on the experiment.

Raised bike lanes are a popular tactic used by other cities to separate cars and bikes as they travel along the same city street. The bike lanes should discourage people from driving in them, but still allow emergency vehicles access. Cyclists should be able to enter and exit the raised bike lane safely at any point.

Taking into account other cities’ designs, the SFMTA installed four options in one short stretch: a wide mountable curb, a mountable curb, a mountable curb near sidewalk level, and a vertical curb…

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