Ins and Outs of Bike Lanes

When it comes to bike lanes, design matters. The most important distinction is whether a bike lane is protected or unprotected, as this has a large impact on safety and use. The Andover Complete Streets initiative is explicit in that the goal is to provide streets that are safe for all modes of transportation for users of all ages and abilities. Only "protected" bicycle lanes are appropriate for all ages and abilities, and choosing to implement unprotected lanes will mean that we fail to meet our Complete Streets goals before we've even started.

Protected Bike Lanes

Unprotected Bike Lanes

Types of protected bike lanes:

Types of unprotected bike lanes:

Take Andover's Complete Streets Survey and demand protected bike lanes.