Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Saturday, June 07, 2014

Some drivers don't know what a bike box is

A bike box is the equivalent of an "advanced stop line" for motor vehicles.  Motor vehicles are supposed to stop at the bottom line of the bike box and bicyclists are allowed to proceed to the front of the box/intersection, in order to receive a head start when the traffic signal changes.

This bike box is westbound on M Street at 17th Street NW.  There were no bicyclists in the box at the time, and the cars entered the box, illegally.

M Street NW has a one-way cycletrack operating in the western direction.

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At 8:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

again- an over emphasis on putting cyclists in the roads with car traffic- typical of male dominated vehicular cycling in the USA. We need to move away from this nonsense. We will never get large numbers of cyclists as long as VC is the dominant mind set here.


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