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Saturday, October 5, 2013

Kyoto Bicycle Lane Karasuma

Karasuma Bike Lane京都自転車専用レーン烏丸通

Kyoto recently added a new bike "lane" along a stretch of Karasuma Street. In addition, there are plans to extend it further south.

It runs on both sides of the street from Marutamachi, at the corner of the Imperial Palace, down to Shijo Street.

According to a city handout, the lane will ultimately stretch south from there to Gojo, Shichijo, all the way to Kyoto Station at Shiokoji Street (the orange colored part of the map).

Lanes are on both sides of the street. Each is an umber colored space painted onto the road, unfenced, and 2.5 meters wide.

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