The City of Orlando is installing a biker bar at the corner of Princeton and 17-92 for cyclists to use on the Orlando Urban Trail.
As first reported by the Orlando Bike Coalition, the bar allows for cyclists, primarily those with fixed pedals or that have their feet strapped in, to come to a stop without having to put their feet down on the ground. As shown in the video above.
The biker bar also has a foot rest attached at the bottom for cyclists who do not have their feet secured to use as traction for faster push-offs when they resume cycling at a green light. The act of balancing on a bicycle while standing still and not putting your feet down is called a “track stand.”
We are waiting on word from the City on if this is a preliminary test before installing future bike bars along other bicycle corridors in town.