Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Sentinel op-ed on Cycle Tracks

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Some vehicular cycling advocates criticized my support of traffic signals that prevent crashes by detecting and controlling the movements of motorists and bicyclists in a cycle track.  The critics, who oppose cycle tracks, contended that such signals cause motorist delay.  Ironically, vehicular cyclists often delay motorists by "taking the lane" in no-passing situations before "releasing" motorists trapped behind.  The concern about motorist delay--no doubt genuine--seems rather selective.

Here's an article about the signalized Dearborn cycle track: