Does this or any other named shoulder (a.k.a. bike lane) compel motorists to go slower?
Among other alleged benefits, bike lane proponents often claim that narrowing a wide lane with bike lane striping results in slower motor vehicle traffic. This is supposedly due to visual narrowing of the roadway which theoretically “tricks” motorists into slower speed, or else the physically narrower space constrains speed.
Do Bike Lane Stripes Calm Motor Traffic? reviews 2 publications that have examined the application of edgelines intended to narrow the travel lane in order to provide a traffic calming effect.