Photo: Bike Lane Problem #4,569: (pic 1 of 2) More edge hazards. The asphalt roadway surface often get mis-aligned (typically, higher) with the concrete; here it is about 2 inches higher -- creating a fall-hazard... This is a designated bike lane. Eastbound Warner Rd, just east of Kyrene Rd, Tempe, AZ #edgehazard
Photo: Bike Lane Problem -- bike lanes "attract" debris. I found this nail -- or rather i should say my tire found this nail in a bike lane -- causing a sudden flat/blowout. Bike lanes are debris magnets. The bike lane on Warner between Hardy and Kyrene in Tempe seems extra debris-filled; especially near the train tracks. (although this was before the tracks so i can't blame the tracks for this one).
Photo: Bike Lane Problem #4,569: (pic 2 of 2) More edge hazards. In the same area, just beyond; in ADDITION to the fall hazard, the ridable surface narrows to ~ 2 feet of asphalt. Specs call for a MINIMUM of 4 feet consistent, ridable surface...  Cyclists have their choice of 1) squeezing through the 2', or 2) riding over the lump, fall hazard, or 3) merging out into the travel lane. This is a designated bike lane. Eastbound Warner Rd, just east of Kyrene Rd, Tempe, AZ. In a larger sense, one might wonder why this commercial center (looks like some office buildings) needs such high-speed entrances (well, to "improve" high-speed traffic flow, of course).... in any event, the result is traffic crossing the bike lane at 45+ mph. #edgehazard
possible #fakebikelane
Photo: Bike Lane Problems: Not enough room for a bike lane? No problem. Paint one anyway. E.g. this designated Bike lane westbound Warner Rd, just west of intersection of Kyrene Rd, City of Tempe, AZ.  At this point, the bike lane is about whole foot shy of the recommended 4 foot minimum (that's usable; not counting the gutter); this deficiency extends for about 200 feet... It veeeery gradually gets wider.  You can see in the google maps where theres a painted bike logo squeezed in (the standard logo is 3'4"), and eventually becomes a correct width. http://goo.gl/maps/YV24Q p.s. It appears the center-turn lane is extra-wide. #edgehazard
possible #fakebikelane ?
Photo: More Bike lane problems -- the old gutter-seam-is-uneven-has-gaps problem. Again, eastbound Warner Rd; just east of Kyrene. This particular spot is a combination bus-pullout & right turn lane into a 7-Eleven driveway. #edgehazard
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Ed Beighe
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Bike Lane Problem #4,569: (pic 2 of 2) More edge hazards. In the same area, just beyond; in ADDITION to the fall hazard, the ridable surface narrows to ~ 2 feet of asphalt. Specs call for a MINIMUM of 4 feet consistent, ridable surface...  Cyclists have their choice of 1) squeezing through the 2', or 2) riding over the lump, fall hazard, or 3) merging out into the travel lane. This is a designated bike lane. Eastbound Warner Rd, just east of Kyrene Rd, Tempe, AZ. In a larger sense, one might wonder why this commercial center (looks like some office buildings) needs such high-speed entrances (well, to "improve" high-speed traffic flow, of course).... in any event, the result is traffic crossing the bike lane at 45+ mph. #edgehazard
possible #fakebikelane