Here is what happens when people are not yet used to bike lanes: on Grand Street in New York they installed a bike lane between the cars and the curb, safer and more secure but not everyone quite gets it yet. First the truck thought that the cars were just stuck and idling and sat waiting for them to move; (they didn't) and then an SUV driver thought it was just for them and drove down it. As Wiley Norvell of Transportation alternatives noted:
"New York City has 6,000 miles of streets, most of which look the same as they did in 1950. We only have a handful of these newly-designed 'complete streets' installed, which means there’s going to be a learning curve for everybody. But as more and more of the City comes into the 21st Century, the net result will be safer streets for everyone."
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