“Protected” bike lane.

Houston bike lane

I was recently in Houston, which  has the worst “protected” bike lane protective devices that I have ever seen. In fact, I think they make the bike lane **more** dangerous than if it were “protected” by paint alone. They won’t do jack to prevent a car from swerving into the lane and I imagine the possibility of a cyclist hitting one and going down is rather high. It would be better to have nothing there at all.

I didn’t do any riding in Houston—too hot and sunny.