StreetFilms: Berkeley’s Bike Boulevards



Berkeley’s Bike Boulevards

Running time: 8 minutes 12 seconds

"Bicycle Boulevards really gives the cyclist the sense of owning the road and being able to take the lane and being able to be in the middle of the street where they can avoid the door zone. Cars are expecting that they’re going to have to wait for bikes and that they’re going to be seeing bikes. It’s not going to be a confrontational thing if a cyclist is the middle of the road because it’s expected on these streets."

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Yesterday I showed some photos of the "Share the Road" Bike Route signs that were recently installed on Fifth Avenue in Brooklyn and that sparked an interesting discussion on different possible ways to design and build on-street bike paths. This summer I was in Berkeley, California for a friend’s wedding. NYCSR filmmaker Clarence Eckerson was […]