January 24, 2013

Bicycle Lane in Kawasaki to Become Permanent


A temporary bicycle lane put in place in Kawasaki is set to become a permanent feature.

After a fatal accident involving a cyclist in a four lane underpass below the train lines, officials decided last November to reduce the four lane road to two lanes, and install temporary barriers to form what they termed an "experimental" bicycle lanes.

After monitoring the flow of traffic and reviewing the results of a survey in which 80% of cyclists and motorists were in favour of the lane the council has decided to make the two 240m lanes a permanent installation.

Lets hope we see more attention being paid to the safety of cyclists and more cycling infrastructure developed around Japan.

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting. Thank you.
    Pesmig

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