Sunday, June 8, 2014

The Art of 3am BIke Planning

"Being Rancièrian sounds simple at this point. But wait, there’s a catch. Remember, he believes the powers that be are keeping things from being seen/shown, heard/said, or indeed thought. If you stop and ask who the fuck is Jacques Rancière, you will see he carved his own niche by saying riots are genuine politics, and that whatever we do when we lobby or elect politicians is just a farce. This shifts the art of bike planning from the gentile environs of city hall to the street and guerrilla actions at 3am in the morning." via Cycle Space

Photo: URS Queen West Penny Farthing Bike Lane


3 comments:

Doug Wedel said...

I'd love to see bike logos in the shapes of velomobiles, double and triple tandems, recumbents, choppers, banana seat bikes, high riders, bikes with popup passenger trailers and cargo trailers, kayak trailers, and ELF's, front and rear loading cargo's, and unicycles. I'd love to even see an ice cream truck logo!

Have I left anything out? Fat bikes, adult tricycles... probably lots more. My point being.... there are so many kinds of bikes. It would be nice to see a bike lane with every bike logo being a different kind of bike.

Doug Wedel said...

I'd love to see bike logos in the shapes of velomobiles, double and triple tandems, recumbents, choppers, banana seat bikes, high riders, bikes with popup passenger trailers and cargo trailers, kayak trailers, and ELF's, front and rear loading cargo's, and unicycles. I'd love to even see an ice cream truck logo!

Have I left anything out? Fat bikes, adult tricycles... probably lots more. My point being.... there are so many kinds of bikes. It would be nice to see a bike lane with every bike logo being a different kind of bike.

Doug Wedel said...

Oh, and I have a pet peeve about bike lanes. In Toronto, the city uses gutters and door zones and marks them as bike lanes. The door zones in particular, I hate. Every cycling training source teaches cyclists to stay out of the door zone and a good distance away, but this is exactly where they put bike lanes.

I would want to keep the lanes as they are but take the bike logos and mark a red circle around them with a slash (meaning NO bikes) and then just ahead or behind this new logo put the words door zone. Could be in white letters.

This is something I feel the city should do but it seems at this point they don't know about door zones or care or have the courage to correct this colossal mistake.

Of course, I'm not encouraging anyone to break the law. I'm just saying the injustice is there and it sticks out like a sore thumb. It's an insult to all the cycling courses and misinforms cyclists who never took any of these courses and also misinforms drivers, who are the ones who do the dooring.