Bike boxes in Portland Intersections
Following up on some recent cyclist deaths in Portland where cyclists waiting in bike lanes at red lights were crushed by right-turning trucks the strongcity is introducting ‘bike boxes’ to encourage bikes to wait out in front of stopped traffic. The city also plans to promote lower-traffic streets as ‘bike boulevards’ as an alternative to bike lines on high-traffic streets. Last summer when I got smashed by a car taking a right turn without checking his mirror, I was lucky to not be seriously hurt, only my pride/smashed cell phone. The fact that people are dying from the same thing that hit me is a little scary to say the least.