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Four-year Jayhawk Boulevard construction project could end with re-creation of old tree canopy, new center bike lane

Lincoln, NE has bike lanes in the middle of the street, and bikers and motorists alike consider them dangerous--as they are. Bikes now travel the same speed as cars on Jayhawk Boulevard--why do you think bike lanes are needed? Bike lanes do NOT, in fact, make cyclists more visible--the exact opposite is true. If a cyclist is in the lane in front of a motorist, s/he will be seen, and watched. If s/he is in a bike lane, the motorist will ignore him or her until one or the other come in conflict. Ditch the lanes--bad idea. Make it clear that cyclists have a right to use the street with signs.

April 11, 2013 at 2:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )