i must say i like the arrangements with well marked, separated bike lanes between slussen and gamla stan in stockholm. its great if politicians realise that more and more people chose to bike (and that biking makes happier people). what i simply don’t understand is why the bicycle marks on the ground are SO THICK - do they want to make us racer bikers sterile?? the almost 1 cm high marks are every 7th meter. not so comfortable. people chose the bike because its fast and feasible, in fact the quickest way of travel in a city. people don’t choose the bike to loose things from the bicycle basket, to get sore bums, flat tires and a grumpy face. i say; make the bike lane with red or green asphalt at critical places, built in the bicycle sign in the asphalt, and you’ll see people will know it is as a bicycle lane. you won’t get the nobel price for it; its been successfully used in amsterdam and copenhagen for ages. but you will get very happy bikers - and pedestrians.
i think i’m going to ask. first i’ll have to rehab my ass and find my missing belongings, but i’ll get back to you with info on this one!