How unusual is the Island Bay Cycleway?

Cycle Aware Wellington

A concern about the Island Bay cycleway is that it is unusual, and people are being expected to adapt to a road layout that is untested. So how unusual is the parking protected cycleway that is being implemented?

The answer is, not very. The model of a cycleway running between parked cars and the footpath is quite common, even outside of the uber cycle-friendly European cities. Although there is initial apprehension about the model, it is successful in encouraging more trips by bike.

Here are some examples of parking protected cycleways that are very similar to the Island Bay cycleway:

Sherbrook St, Winnipeg Sherbrook St, Winnipeg

Reseda Boulevard, Los Angeles Reseda Boulevard, Los Angeles

KinzieChicago Kinzie St, Chicago

300 South St, Salt Lake City Broadway, Salt Lake City

MtProspectNewark Mount Prospect Ave, Newark

JFK Drive, San Francisco JFK Drive, San Francisco

Chestnut St, St Louis Chestnut St, St Louis

Albert St, Melbourne Albert St, Melbourne

The Green Lane Project found that the number of protected bike lanes in the US had quadrupled since 2010, and one third…

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