from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The base or platform from which a rocket or space vehicle is launched.
  • n. A foundation or starting point.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The surface or structure from which a launch is made.


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  • it's pretty much the same thing as a bike box.

    I saw a local youtuber refer to it as a 'left turn launch pad' and found the 'left turn launch pad' term used in other cities.

    March 29, 2015

  • Are these different from bike boxes?

    March 29, 2015

  • in North American cycling, we have 'left turn launch pads' which is a marked box on a bike lane reserved for making a Copenhagen left turn.

    March 29, 2015