Kyoto is quietly adding to its still small network of bicycle lanes.
Shichijo Dori (7th Street), a wide boulevard south of downtown, has had a "lane" for many years.
In the photo at right, it can be seen. It is so narrow in places that one bike can just squeeze through.
As a result, most ignore it and ride a la Kyoto style - on the sidewalk - in the "pedestrian" zone.
New construction though is widening it in places and installing a proper barrier.
A photo of the still under construction lane can be seen below.
It looks quite similar to Gojo (Fifth Street), which has also had a barrier installed.
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