Bicycles vs. cars
Bicycle, Network, Urban cycling
Having better pedestrian and cycling infrastructure may be better for drivers because it removes a lot of cars and bicycles from roads: Why the Netherlands is the Best Country for Drivers
There are studies that estimate the cost-benefit of cycling and driving.
Efficiency & “empty bike lane”
- “Remember, the next time an objector points out an “empty bike-lane,” it’s because they’re efficient. “This stretch in #Copenhagen conveys 8 times as many people on bikes compared to cars - still it’s mostly cars we see.””: https://twitter.com/BrentToderian/status/1491624311467102209
Share the road
It doesn’t work well. This sign can even be more dangerous by creating misunderstanding, false sense of security, and conflicts.
Hess2015bicycles argues that it is better to communicate more clearly with a sign like “Bicycles may use full lane”.
Finance impact on small businesses
- Economic benefits of dining parklets, bike parking and car parking
- “No cars, no business”
When removing car access is in question, there is always a question about the accessibility: how about those who cannot bike or walk a long distance?
I don’t think this is a good argument because being able to use a car is already a big accessibility hurdle. Also the long distance to travel in car-based places is another huge hurdle. When things are designed for humans the accessibility can also be addressed better.