Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Spotted On Memorial Day, Bike Lanes With Door Zone Buffer In Redondo Beach

The newly repaved Esplanade in Redondo Beach has moved the bike lane out of the door zone, with a buffered space created. I would love to see this style of bike lane replace the state minimum garbage, especially on streets with high parking turn over. Main St. in Santa Monica, Ocean Ave., and Broadway Ave. are all places that could really benefit from something like this. Or we could actually enforce laws against careless door opening already on the books and take the matter seriously, like they do in some countries. Since I'm not holding my breath for any American government to really hold drivers accountable for their actions anytime soon, if ever, we should at least give a cyclists a little extra room the dolts swinging their doors around without looking.

New Redondo Beach Esplanade Bike Lane With Door Zone Buffer

New Redondo Beach Esplanade Bike Lane With Door Zone Buffer


New Redondo Beach Esplanade Bike Lane With Door Zone Buffer

New Redondo Beach Esplanade Bike Lane With Door Zone Buffer

4 comments:

Rachel said...

I love that! I wish more bike lanes had the door zone buffer. Kudos to Redondo!

Rahul said...

Hi Gary,
I was just going through the blog and found it very interesting.. I had a couple of questions about the bike rides and routes and i don't know where or whom else to ask.
Would you be kind enough to answer those.
My gmail Id is rahul.babbar1
Would you mind dropping me a line?
Thanks
Rahul

dreamlet said...

Those are great bike lanes! I'll have to head down to Redondo and try them out!

Mike said...

Wow I think that is an awesome idea. Someone should do this in all major cities to promote cycling. Because it really shows people that it can be done. Showing cyclists won't do it that's speaking to the choir but showing regular people that they can do this in a faster more economical way is really showing them something.