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Do We Need to Encourage Access to Drive –Thru Lanes for Cyclists?

The great blog which I follow regularly, EcoVelo, drew my attention to this video from BikePortland, where they tried out recent move by the US burger chain, Burgerville, to allow cyclists access to their drive-thru lanes.

 

Drive Thru Mayhem from Joe Biel on Vimeo.

Watching this video, got me thinking about is this really a good idea? Do we want to encourage this sort of access? Is it sometimes better to not have full access for cyclists? I am asking this as I think about my own health situation, the health situation of the general population in Australia and our community health programs to encourage healthy lifestyles.  I think we should 100% promote cycling, walking and other sports, but should we be encouraging better access to fast food? I seriously wonder about this.

4 Responses to Do We Need to Encourage Access to Drive –Thru Lanes for Cyclists?

  1. ksteinhoff September 24, 2009 at 9:05 AM #

    I understand what you’re saying about fast food, but, yes, I support equal access to the drive-in window.

    That lets me get served without having to worry about securing my bike.

    Any business that does anything to promote (or not hinder) cycling should be applauded.

  2. ksteinhoff September 24, 2009 at 6:05 PM #

    I understand what you’re saying about fast food, but, yes, I support equal access to the drive-in window.

    That lets me get served without having to worry about securing my bike.

    Any business that does anything to promote (or not hinder) cycling should be applauded.

  3. jet October 14, 2009 at 7:35 AM #

    it is pretty annoying that we can’t go through the drive-in window and i think equal access is required if we take into account the ‘we are traffic’ principles… as long as you don’t mind waiting in line and inhaling carbon monoxide when it’s busy!

  4. jet October 14, 2009 at 4:35 PM #

    it is pretty annoying that we can’t go through the drive-in window and i think equal access is required if we take into account the ‘we are traffic’ principles… as long as you don’t mind waiting in line and inhaling carbon monoxide when it’s busy!

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