No, this has nothing to do with cars vs cyclists. It’s the design.

I have seen some striping that has been confusing the hell out of me lately, and I’m hoping there are some cyclists (or urban/highway/city engineers) here in Oppo who can shed some light on this.

The two images below are from a long, wide street that rolls through a few neighborhoods that has been repaved in sections over the last few years. There weren’t stripes on it at all before, and when I noticed the addition of the a dedicated bike lanes I only gave it a,”Cool, I guess. I’m not sure why they needed them on such a wide 25mph street, but whatever.”

This one makes perfect sense.

This one, however... Same street, just further down the road.

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There also is another street local to me that has been repaved, two lines added, and put the bike lane markers on the curb side.

Why the hell would you put the bike lane at the curb that allows street parking? Isn’t that the exact opposite of what cyclists want?