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Bicycle lanes and bike paths

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Bollards may be unavoidable in preventing cars from being driven or parked. But bollards also carry extra risks for cyclists. How to ensure the remedy is not worse than the disease? A survey of a wide range of good and bad examples.

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Amersfoort, Holkerweg, two-way bike path. Initially local authorities in Amersfoort intended to turn the service road along Holkerweg into a bicycle street. This has the advantage that motor vehicles from side-roads may still use the bicycle street. After consultation of the residents, however, a decision was made to turn the service road into a separate bike path.