Bicycle lanes – why not look at how Copenhagen and other European cities manage them?
Rajen writes from Denmark:
I am writing from Copenhagen where I am on a holiday. It is a safe place to walk around as the roads have designated pedestrian lanes on the outer side of the road. Next to it along the inner side is the bicycle lanes. Next along the middle are the vehicle lanes. Bicycles have to observe the traffic lights just as the vehicles. Pedestrians can only cross at designated pedestrian crossings which are at road junctions.
Bicycle parking bays are provided throughout the city to leave your bicycle and continue your journey by Metro train. Every morning I observe a large number of people going to work, to schools and to universities by bicycle.
This has resulted in less cars on the roads, less traffic jams and less pollution. I hope the Selangor Government officials responsible for the implementation of the bicycle lane project visit Copenhagen to study the success of the bicycle lane.