New York Takes Steps to Divide Bike Lanes from Streets

Dr. Nicholas Lownes is the head of CTLS, but he is also a researcher himself. One of his recent projects, CTLS 11-05, is currently aiming to provide a model by which city planners can understand the interactions between freight vehicles and bicyclists in major urban areas.

During his research, he has found that one of the most effective ways in keeping violent collision rates low, was to have a parking area divider between cyclists and the actual street. This kept trucks from parking in illegal areas, and kept bikes in designated lanes.

In line with his tentative findings are New York City’s new bike corrals, which will provide parking for bike-share bikes, and divide the street from bike lanes.

See more about that project here http://www.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2013/04/new-york-tries-out-bike-parking-corrals-protect-separated-bike-lanes/5331/