[CR]Bike Lane Thoughts?

Example: Events:Cirque du Cyclisme:2002

Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2008 22:40:26 -0500
From: "Sadiq Gill" <sadiqgill@gmail.com>
To: CR <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>, iBOB <Internet-bob@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]Bike Lane Thoughts?

Dear Lists:

I live in a City with no dedicated bike lanes in the City or elsewhere. I have somewhat of an ear with some City planner people and am pondering a bike lane initiative.I am soliciting comments from members who live in bike laned cities.

How extensive a network?

How were they created? (sidewalks, remove on street parking, naturally wide roads?)

How well used are they?

Does other traffic respect the lanes?

Is there any noticeable tangible imapct on urban livability (say in comparison to subway systems where properties near stops increase in value?)

How long did the system take to create?

Any other salient comments?

Thanks in advance.......

Sadiq Gill
Richmond, Virginia
Latitude: 37.58
Longitude: -77.51472