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Videos Of More Richardson Bike Lanes

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We have more bike lanes in Richardson. This time, they run through the Duck Creek neighborhood in east Richardson. I took a spin to test them out and captured some video to share. Most of this first one is pretty boring – with the exception of the first minute or so.

You’ll notice the driver of the car that passes makes an error in timing that almost caused a collision (good thing my squeaky old brakes held out). I chalk this one up to driver inexperience – in dealing with new street markings and in with cyclists. I’m hoping as time passes, the resident drivers of the neighborhood will become more aware of their two-wheeled friends.

If you were wondering if the new bike lanes are helping to slow down traffic, I shot some video of passing cars on Yale Boulevard to help gauge it. You can see that there are mixed results. I’m hoping that as folks become more aware of the new lane markings, there will be a more traffic-calming effect.

Written by dickdavid

December 12, 2010 at 3:09 pm