• Do Not Enter Except Bikes
  • Westbound cars can exit here.
  • Effectively one way for cars, but not exclusively: they can turn around if need be, so it's not quite a contraflow bike lane (with the attendant safety issues). Less traffic than a two-way street, more flexible (for the block's residents, and for cyclists) than one-way. And no lost parking, since the curb extension wouldn't be parking anyways.
  • Little sleeve just for eastbound bicycles!
  • The neighbours, obviously adept at gardening, have lent this to the community.
  • Full-canopy residential byways make for a nicely shaded bike ride -- unlike wide, busy, tree-less arterials.
  • Do not enter -- except bicycles.
  • Bikes aren't tempted to use the sidewalk to go the "wrong way," which is safer for pedestrians.

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Bicycles can enter via the cutout, but cars can only exit. It looks to be quite popular at rush hour. At Yukon & 10th Streets in front of City Hall in Vancouver, B.C. (Here's a close-up of what a "bike sleeve" like the one at right looks like, and here's a nearby, raised example perhaps better suited to snowy areas.)

A survey of regular and potential cyclists in Vancouver found that bicyclists prefer bicycle boulevards to every other kind of on-street bikeway.

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  1. justsmartdesign ages ago | reply

    Thanks for sharing this photo, it's a very nice example of a bike/ped-friendly street. Perhaps you could geotag it so we can see where it is?

  2. Payton Chung ages ago | reply

    I wish I remember where it was; I'm pretty sure it was somewhere along W. 10th Ave., part of the Off-Broadway bicycle route.

  3. melcir.meri 110 months ago | reply

    Lovely bikeway entrance and tree-scape image.

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