[Tagging] How to tag max width at chicane-type bicycle barriers

Richard Mann richard.mann.westoxford at gmail.com
Mon Dec 16 09:29:04 UTC 2013

0.7m is the width of the path (typical handlebars plus a bit)

On Sun, Dec 15, 2013 at 4:02 AM, Paul Johnson <baloo at ursamundi.org> wrote:

> On Tue, Dec 3, 2013 at 4:30 AM, Richard Mann <
> richard.mann.westoxford at gmail.com> wrote:
>> You could probably calculate it for "standard" bikes by drawing a ?0.7m
>> straight path through the barrier and then calculating the degrees of
>> deviation from straight that requires.
> I might be missing something here.  0.7m is awful short for a standard
> bike.  Granted, my bike is on the large side for a standard bike (at 6'2"
> (1.88m) in length, it's just 4" short of the maximum length allowed on the
> vast majority of transit systems (6'6" or 1.98m).  City of Portland (and
> likely soon, USDOT) consider a single bicycle parking space as minimum
> 3'x6' (though I'd really prefer it, and wouldn't be surprised, if they
> bumped that up to 7' or 8' just to be consistent with 6'6" being a popular
> maxlength requirement and provide for a little extra clearance given
> inconsistencies with locking strategies between riders).
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