People for Bikes
People for BikesPeople for Bikes

May 13, 2015

Tech Talk: Drainage on an elevated protected bike lane

By: Michael Andersen, Green Lane Project staff writer

Bike lane with drainage
Bike lane with drainage

Though puddles can occasionally have their upsides, generally speaking they’re one of the ancient enemies of the bike lane.

So we were glad to see one of the country’s sharpest-eyed street designers, Seattle city engineer Dongho Chang, share this useful image on his Twitter feed Monday:

Drainage across an elevated pbl pic.twitter.com/95hIH1KLmu

Dongho Chang (@dongho_chang) May 1, 2015

That shot seems to be from Vancouver, B.C., often a spot for pretty good ideas — though of course subject to somewhat different design laws than U.S. cities. In any case, we’re always glad to share a little trick that seems to be working.

Background Image
How You Can

Take Action

Donate Now

Bring Better Biking to Your Community
  • Stories


P.O. Box 2359
Boulder, CO 80306

People for Bikes
People for BikesPeople for Bikes

Let’s stay in touch. Join our newsletter:
People for Bikes
People for BikesPeople for Bikes