Taking car lanes for bike lanes? Charlotte’s testing that idea uptown.

(By Ely Portillo - The Charlotte Observer)

"The temporary bike lane, a collaboration between the city, Sustain Charlotte and Charlotte Center City Partners, is in place until Sunday. Closing the lane and putting up the temporary barriers made up the bulk of the effort’s cost, accounting for about $5,000, Miller said.

They’ll gather data from this week’s test run to help plan the next phase. The city will examine feedback from drivers and cyclists about the impact of removing a car lane. The city will start designing a permanent protected bike lane uptown in 2018."

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