Protected Bike Lanes

8Aug
Protected Dutch Bike Lanes in Amsterdam

Momentum Magazine's Angie Schmitt gives an excellent and comprehensive overview of the growth in protected bike lanes. She delves not only into the reasons why current dogma on bikes sharing the road with cars fails to attract significant cycling ridership, she gives historical background on why the US believed this shared policy was the right course. Contrasting this old American approach with current Dutch bike policy she goes into the reasons why dedicated protected cycling lanes make sense drawing on evidence from cities like New York that have seen not only remarkable gains in ridership and traffic safety, but economic benefits of increased cycling ridership.

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