Check out this recent press release from Trek re: their “Game Changer” program for bicycle advocacy. Here’s a screen shot of the picture on the press release.
Yes. What you see there is likely a door-zone bicycle lane. In other words, a lane where the bicyclist is encouraged by the paint to ride next to parked cars.
This is what I’m fighting against: The mindless spilling of paint for the single purpose of encouraging participation. Now add another purpose: To sell more bicycles.
Door-zone lanes (and other faulty infrastructure) continue to be painted in this country despite all that we know about how dangerous they are. Here’s what happens when you get doored (whether in a bicycle lane or not):