The Michigan Department of Transportation has installed a 12-foot wide buffered bike lane on a one mile stretch of Northwestern Highway (Hwy 10). The new bikeway includes a five-foot bike travel lane and a seven-foot buffer from other traffic.
NICE. only a painted buffer, but good step forward.
from the pic it’s only a two-lane road? well i guess that’s a difference from “highways” and freeways”.
back in september during my first long bike from Long Beach down, i had to ride on the freeway (like 6-8 lanes one way) shoulder for like 5-7 miles (last stretch to Oceanside). freeway shoulders are actually quite wide and i felt fairly safe no car was gonna hit me unless there would be some crash behind me that leads a car reeling into the shoulder. but there was road debris (pebbles, parts of worn tires, etc.) and cars are so freaking loud! esp. in socal speeds of 70mph+.