"Bicycle lanes" Cycling Tip by Nemorino

Cycling, Milan: 8 reviews and 17 photos

  1. Bicycle lane near the Ciclobby office
by Nemorino
  • 1. Bicycle lane near the Ciclobby office - Milan
      1. Bicycle lane near the Ciclobby office
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  • 2. Bicycle lane on M. Cioia - Milan
      2. Bicycle lane on M. Cioia
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  • 3. Bicycle lane in the Biocca district - Milan
      3. Bicycle lane in the Biocca district
    by Nemorino

It's not true that Milan has no bicycle lanes.

It is true that there aren't very many of them, but if you ride around town long enough you will find some. They're mostly very short and/or narrow and/or very bumpy, but they do exist.

The one in the first photo is right across the street from the Ciclobby office -- perhaps the city administration was trying to placate the Ciclobby activists (just a guess).

Without much trouble I was able to get the entire length of this bicycle lane in one photo. It starts where I am standing and ends in the shadow at the top of the hill.

Second photo: This bicycle lane on the street called M. Cioia goes on for several blocks, making it one of the longest I found in Milan. And it's conveniently located on the way back from the Teatro degli Arcimboldi to the city center. The disadvantages are that it's very narrow (adequate for the present but not for the increased bicycle traffic that is sure to come in the near future) and that the parked cars on left prevent drivers from seeing cyclists at intersections, so cyclists are in danger of being hit by right-turning cars at every corner.

Third photo: In the newer districts on the outskirts of the city, the bicycle infrastructure is better than in the city center. This two-way bicycle lane is in the Bicocca district, which is the site of a major new university.

Type: Bicycle

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 28, 2008
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