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Old 02-22-2012, 07:18 AM   #1
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Default From MSN Autos: How Motorcycles Could Eradicate Traffic

Here's the link .. the study was done in Belgium, and for some reason there's a pic of a Diavel with the article

How Motorcycles Could Eradicate Traffic - MSN Autos
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:28 AM   #2
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You know I've always thought in CA, in addition to HOV lanes (motorcycles are allowed even with a solo rider) we could have narrower motorcycle only lanes.

I think if potential riders felt safe in a lane that cars could not travel in, more people would ride to work considering the mild weather.
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:04 AM   #3
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Bikes have all kinds of benefits. Parking space alone is 2 to 1 compared to cars; 3 to 1 compared to SUVs and pickups.

We sort of have a m/c only lane on I-95. It's not official, but they separate the HOV lane from the regular lanes with a double white dashed line with about 3' between the lines. I can ride right down that even when the HOV lane is backed up. Even with the saddlebags mounted there's plenty of space.

The problem here as far as daily commuting goes is rain, at least during parts of the year. Even with proper rain gear and a windscreen, the summer monsoons really play hell with your forward visibilty. Of course the cagers all get stupid and even more dangerous than usual in the rain.
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:50 AM   #4
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Bikes have all kinds of benefits. Parking space alone is 2 to 1 compared to cars; 3 to 1 compared to SUVs and pickups.

We sort of have a m/c only lane on I-95. It's not official, but they separate the HOV lane from the regular lanes with a double white dashed line with about 3' between the lines. I can ride right down that even when the HOV lane is backed up. Even with the saddlebags mounted there's plenty of space.

The problem here as far as daily commuting goes is rain, at least during parts of the year. Even with proper rain gear and a windscreen, the summer monsoons really play hell with your forward visibilty. Of course the cagers all get stupid and even more dangerous than usual in the rain.
Yes every time I go to FL for business, the first thought is, I'd never ride a motorcycle here.

Old people, Haitians, monsoon rains and your reward is flat, flat flatness with clouds of bugs and humidity.
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Yes every time I go to FL for business, the first thought is, I'd never ride a motorcycle here.

Old people, Haitians, monsoon rains and your reward is flat, flat flatness with clouds of bugs and humidity.
Well there are a few more rewards than that. Hell it's an adrenaline buzz just to make it to work in the morning.
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Well there are a few more rewards than that. Hell it's an adrenaline buzz just to make it to work in the morning.
I've ridden in Florida. "Hell" is an apt description....
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