Study: Drivers Pay Attention to Painted Bike Lanes

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By Charles Pekow — It helps to paint bike lanes. When motorists see the paint, they'll give cyclists more room, says what purports to be the largest study of the issue. Australian researchers put cameras and distance sensors on 162 cyclists in two cities, recording 46,769 incidents where motorists passed them. Even when controlling for the width of the road, the drivers gave more room when they saw the paint.

See https://www.researchgate.net/publication/352464214_Are_bicycle_lanes_effective_The_relationship_between_passing_distance_and_road_characteristics.

 

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