First Protected Intersection for Bicycles in North America

The bicycle- friendly City of Davis, California has built the first protected intersection for bicycles in North America.  The intersection is, for the moment, one-of-a-kind on this continent in that it offers cyclists passage through the intersection that is both physically- … Continue reading First Protected Intersection for Bicycles in North America

More on the Brébeuf bike path

The problem with the path arises at two intersections: where Brébeuf meets Marie-Anne and where it meets Gilford. At both of these intersections, cyclists traveling along Brébeuf encounter a stop sign whereas drivers traveling along either Marie-Anne or Gilford do not. This intersection design is confusing for cyclists as well as for drivers. Continue reading More on the Brébeuf bike path

Des solutions simples pour rendre les pistes cyclables à Montréal plus sécuritaires

Toutes les pistes cyclables à Montréal ont quelques tronçons et intersections qui sont particulièrement dangereux. C’est dans ces lieux où un grand nombre d’accidents prenne place. C’est nécessaire que la Ville établisse une liste de ces endroits risqués et mette en place des mesures pour régler ces problèmes. La piste cyclable Brébeuf pourrait être qualifié à la fois de sécuritaire et de dangereuse. Si on regarde le tronçon entre Rachel et Laurier, qui mesure 1.1 km, on trouve que Brébeuf est une rue assez calme avec peu de conducteurs. De plus, les intersections ne sont pas fréquentes; il y en a … Continue reading Des solutions simples pour rendre les pistes cyclables à Montréal plus sécuritaires

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Two-Way Cycling Paths are Dangerous

Two-way bike paths can be an appropriate form of cycling infrastructure when placed along rail lines and canals. When they are designed to have few intersections or crossings, these types of bike paths are quite safe and ideal for recreational purposes. In the city, however, two-way paths are crowded, cramped, slow to ride on, and can create extremely dangerous situations for all road users. Continue reading Two-Way Cycling Paths are Dangerous