Following Pedal Power’s contentious proposal yesterday for barriers to separate bike lanes on Northbourne from traffic here’s a look at how they do things in Amsterdam.
The cycleway is the red portion of this pavement.
Here’s another example of Amsterdam. Two-directional tramway in the middle-through-lower-left. Bike path on the left behind the teal bollards, and to the right. Sandwiched in there are two lanes of car traffic. This path is about as wide as Northbourne Avenue between Sydney and Melbourne buildings.
And here is a drawbridge which has two spans: one for cars, the other for pedestrian traffic (i.e.: “Copenhagen style”)
And remember that the bike paths are shared between bicycles and mopeds.