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If you like bikes you might have seen this clip on Slate.

Let me (speaking for Leslie, not necessarily Eric) say the evil civil engineers who come up with these designs should be punished with an eternity of walking through Wal-Mart parking lots.

This is not the only micro-distance bike lane, though. I moved here from Boulder, Colorado a place known for problems in the DA's office and bike friendliness. Even with the great network of paths sometimes lanes would end suddenly somewhere... bad. With big trucks.

Still, I'm a bike-lane fan. Lots of drivers don't want to share the road. Bike lanes help make us more visible. Plus, they send the message that, yes, bikes belong on the road to all those who would yell, "Get on the sidewalk!"

What's your take on bike lanes?