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Protected Bike Lanes

A Blueprint for modern urban cycling facilities

78,3 %

of world population will live in urban areas by

2030

An average car emits

130 g

of CO2 per km. That's the
weight of an

iPhone

89,5%

of Germans are daily commuters

45,8%

of them ride
less than

10 km

to get to work

8,8%

of them use their bike for daily commuting

35%

never touch it

Most of interviewed people admitted feeling unsafe to cycle in city traffic due to either badly designed or missing bike lanes.

To solve this problem, there are two things to do.

1st

establish a network of bike lanes enabling people to reach their destinations by bike.

2nd

build those bikelanes in a way, cyclists feel safe to use them.

Lane Order

Conventional road-layouts provide bike lanes between traffic lane and parking lane. This leads to numerous accidents caused by suddenly opened car doors.

Inner Parking-Lanes

Bike lanes designed between parking lane and sidewalk will nearly eliminate accidents caused by suddenly opened car doors. Moreover, the parking lane acts as a physical barrier between cyclists and motorists.

How can Protected Bike Lanes help cyclists feel safer on their bikes?

Protected bike lanes provide a bufferzone or a physical barrier between motorists and cyclists.