Opinion: How Slow Lanes (i.e. Bike Lanes) Can Speed Up New Mobility

Now, with the exponential growth of electric and shared mobility options, it is becoming clear that there is yet another contender for space in the geography between the street and the sidewalk. And things are, perhaps, starting to get a little crowded.

On a quantitative level, it is a difficult question to answer: between people-filled sidewalks that rightly prioritize humans moving at about 3 or 4 mph and the 2-ton vehicles that barrel down the urban roadway at 25-40 mph, where does the 30 lb vehicle that moves at 10-15 mph fit?