Innovative bike lanes unveiled in downtown Salt Lake City

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  • ouisc Farmington, UT
    July 27, 2012 9:38 a.m.

    But with cyclists still not obeying traffic laws at traffic signals, it's still anybody's guess where and when the cyclists will be.

  • SME Bountiful, UT
    July 27, 2012 6:15 a.m.

    "I would like to see Salt Lake City in 10 years have a large amount of its population choosing cycling as their first mode of transportation," said City Councilman Luke Garrott.

    I do hope Councilman Garrott rides a bicycle to work himself. I get annoyed with folks who want everyone else to live in a way they do not.

  • Lagomorph Salt Lake City, UT
    July 26, 2012 6:15 p.m.

    I'll have to check these out. I'm perfectly comfortable riding in traffic and don't mind traditional, unseparated bike lanes (like 800 South), but if these designs increase ridership and safety, then great.

    On the bike lanes placed between between parked cars and the curb, how is snow removal accomplished? If these bike lanes aren't plowed, will this set-up force cyclists into the main traffic lanes at a time of year when the the lanes are already constricted by windrows of plowed snow, pavement is slick, it's dark during commuting hours, and car windows are obscured with frost? This could be less safe in the long run than traditional bike lanes.