Left-side bike lanes are conventional bike lanes placed on the left side of one-way streets or two-way median divided streets.
Left-side bike lanes offer advantages along streets with heavy delivery or transit use, frequent parking turnover on the right side, or other potential conflicts that could be associated with right-side bicycle lanes. The reduced frequency of right-side door openings lowers dooring risk.
Click on the images below to view 3D concepts of a left-side bicycle lane. The configuration shown is based on a Minneapolis, MN example.
Guidance for conventional bike lanes will also apply.
Left-side bike lanes are used in the following US cities:
Adapted from the Urban Bikeway Design Guide, published by Island Press.