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Hi Andrew, I see that the bicycle lane is extremely narrow for a main road dominated by cars.
a) what incremental improvement would you recommend for this particular example:
-With a large volume of motorized vehicles I would recommend changing this bicycle lane into a separated bike path and consume the left most lane. If space cannot be given on the right side then the left separated bicycle path could turn into a 2-way lanes for bicycles. This would make cyclists feel safer as well due to a vertical and horizontal separation.
b) what kind of political and bureaucratic opposition this improvement would likely encounter (such as removal of parking, fire trucks, etc… )
-This would most likely be opposed by drivers traveling to the destination on the left since a lane would be removed. Probably opposed too by the local government due to the separated bike paths being more costly than a simple lane with lane with paint. They might say traffic might be worse but with the new separated bike path some users might switch modes thus reducing traffic.