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Old 10-09-2012, 08:16 AM   #452
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Originally Posted by Gummee! View Post

Regardless of what the naysayers think, its really not all that hard to lane share safely.


In Texas anyway, all lanes on urban roads must be at least 10 feet wide, 11 feet for highways. Preferred width is 12 feet on both if space allows (almost always on highways). A full-ton truck, even with the dual rear wheels is about 8 to 8.5 feet wide, with mirrors. If you have two lanes going the same direction, even with two of these huge trucks right beside each other, as long as they are pretty close to centered in their lane their is still plenty of space for a motorcycle to filter through safely.

Now, with most commuters in the cities finally figuring out they don't need an F-350 to go to work at the office building, imagine two Camrys beside each other. They are only 6 feet wide. That is like having a full size land between them! Very easy to safely filter in those situations.
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