Protected bike lanes gaining popularity

M62_FEAT_ProtectedBikeLanes_Vancouver_Dunsmuir_Photo-Paul-KruegerOne of the best ways to get more people on bikes is to ensure that they feel safe while cycling and protected bike lanes that physically separate cyclists from motorists are an excellent way to do that. But what exactly is a protected bike lane, why are they important, and how can you ensure that your community makes the investment?

A  new report confirms that protected bike lanes that physically separate cyclists encourage more people to bike, are liked by motorists, and felt to be a neighborhood improvement. Not sure how to pay for this infrastructure? A report from Advocacy Advance offers tips on how communities can afford it. People for Bikes has even released a style guide aimed at defining the different types of bike lanes and standardizing the terms used to describe them so that advocates can speak the same language in their “better bike lane” efforts.

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