30 December 2007

Comfort Testing The Bike Lanes


A car hogging the bike lane. While that may be something New Yorkers see everyday, the car above has a specific purpose. It is testing the comfort rating of the bike lanes in the city of Aarhus.

Using laser technology and a specially designed car, the bike lanes are measured for bumps and smoothness, among other factors.

Citizens have often said that the quality of the bike lanes is of utmost importance when they're considering whether or not to commute by bike.

The city of Aarhus will use the results of the comfort tests to plan strategy and prioritising maintenence. A company in Glostrup, Dynatest, is responsible for carrying out the tests for Aarhus city council.

Yet another example of bike lane infrastructure vehicles at work. A previous example is the dedicated bike lane cleaners.

12 comments:

Somersetbiker said...
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Somersetbiker said...

Needless to say, here in the good ol' yewkay, if one uses a psyclepath one of necessity needs a full suspension mountain bike with knobbly tyres to get anywhere.

And, as for sweeping...

Oh, perlease...

I think the equipment on that little car would explode if it tried to measure this typical Crap Britain cycle path:
Colliers Way

Marrock said...

What are these "bike lanes" of which you speak?

Zakkaliciousness said...

thanks for the comments.
somersetbiker: thanks for the link... things HAVE to get better in yewkay... can't get worse... :-)

marrock... i don't understand the question.

fahrradsozialismus said...

You 'aving a laugh?! The british isles are home to some of the most fantastic cycle infrastructures in the world, copenhagen's got nothing on harlow or conventry!

Somersetbiker said...

This is the way we test the path surface around our way:
SustainableSkaterz

Probably. :-)

Somersetbiker said...

fahrradsozialismus: As you say - fantastic - as in fantasy - as in the world that British Highways Engineers live. That web site is truly wonderful...

As you so rightly say... you gotta laugh!

fahrradsozialismus said...

Yes I can see them now *picturing the Gumbies. A case of life imitating art? :-D

Fritz said...

Regarding Marrock's question: pictured is a a bike path (or cycle track in the UK). Motorists -- even New Yorkers -- don't typically drive on these. Bike lanes (aka cycle lanes in the UK) are a striped off portion of the roadway designated for cyclists.

Zakkaliciousness said...

i love that website, too. it's hilarious.

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