Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Spotted: A Bike Lane?

Newly painted bike lane symbols on Chestnut Avenue in Baltimore

Baltimore has a new bike lane traversing the city and painted icons are appearing on asphalt all over town. Trouble is, there isn't much of a "lane" to these lanes. In fact, they are right smack in the middle of traffic. Inspired by a recent video posted on Slate titled the Stupidest Bike Lane in America—about a one block bike lane in Los Angeles that abruptly ends in traffic—I went out and took a few photos:

Without car...

With Car...

From the dashboard: drivin' over bikes.