- Petaluma, CA
New separated but not fully protected bike lanes were just installed on one road in my town. They look great. Very inviting. Yesterday I scoped it out in planning for a group ride that happens the first Friday of every month. On the southbound leg the new bike lane just ends. There is no shoulder, just broken pavement and a two-foot wide sidewalk with high tension power poles in it. The traffic is doing 45 with lots of trucks. There is no warning sign, you are just stuck in the trap. If that happened to a photogenic 11-year-old girl and she were struck by a bus, my town would be in big trouble. Those are just plastic cones, not solid.