Bikes, Car's and Buses in Bogota, which one's make the most sense? HINT? It ain't the cars.
Typical Bikeway in Colombia
In the more restricted area, a whole lane is dedicated to Bikes and marked as in this photo of 'Chica de la Bicicleta.'
What would stop Jacksonville from doing this on a couple of downtown streets? Photo taken in Madrid.
Scene of the opening of 100 KM of new urban bikeways. Derecho de la Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
This is my preferred method of installation, bikes + auto's or buses don't mix well. The argument that Jacksonville doesn't need this because we have no critical mass of bikes or pedestrians downtown is rather like wanting a few chickens but refusing to entertain any eggs. Waiting for a huge demand is a recipe for some future major reconstruction. This would be far less costly to put into place while we are rebuilding the streets. Photo from El Mundo.
A similar 'Ciclovia' in Nueva York...
Bicycles and BRT work in harmony in Bogota.
Do you REALLY want to ride your bike in a JTA shared lane? In the last year JTA has taken out a dump truck, a school bus and a dozen or so automobiles, your bicycle might as well have a target painted on it.