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Bike Lane Ends…Start Sharing The Road

October 12, 2012 Bicycling, Featured, Planning & Design No Comments

Each year more and more bike lanes are added to roads in St. Louis. Unfortunately, they are often disconnected from each other because they are placed where the road is excessively wide and/or where an alderman was willing to fund the paint and signs.

ABOVE: Sign posted on westbound Lafayette Ave just before Jefferson Ave. Click image to view the Bike St. Louis website.

For years I biked, even commuted 10+ miles to work, without bike lanes. But some like the designated space, I get that. What do they do when the lane ends, turn around? If someone is biking westbound on Lafayette Ave and wants to turn left onto southbound Jefferson Ave will they know how to do so properly? Probably not.

— Steve Patterson


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