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Why Protected Bike Lanes Save Lives.

Why Protected Bike Lanes Save Lives.

DAVID DUDLEY @dccdudley Nov 22, 2016 A new study shows how cities with separated cycling infrastructure saw big safety improvements and higher ridership numbers. Several weeks ago, painted lines and flexible plastic lane dividers began materializing on Maryland...

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Do bike lanes create traffic?

Do bike lanes create traffic?

With the increase of bike lanes in the cities there are groups of sceptic people that have begun to argue about the cons of this infrastructure. They use arguments such as: “taking street space away from cars would slow down traffic”; “bike lanes create traffic chaos...

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More and safer bike lanes mean more cyclists.

More and safer bike lanes mean more cyclists.

Nowadays there is a widespread consensus on the importance of a transition towards more sustainable means of transport such as the bicycle. That is why many big cities are investing in different projects and initiatives to promote the use of the bike. It has been...

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What is the effect of bike lanes on the local economy?

What is the effect of bike lanes on the local economy?

Riding a bike is highly beneficial for our health, the environment, the economy, and other things. Some people are skeptical of the economic benefits of constructing a bike lane. Traders based in the street where the bike lane will be constructed are the most critical...

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Bike lanes help cyclists breathe better air.

Nowadays, pollution is one of the great challenges cities must combat, even more knowing that by 2050 it is estimated that 70% of the world's population will live in urban areas. That is why cities like Barcelona, Los Angeles, Santiago de Chile, etc. are changing both...

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Segregated bike lanes in the US.

Segregated bike lanes in the US.

We all may know what a protected bike lane is: “are lanes that use physical dividers to separate bike lanes from both cars and sidewalks. They make it pleasant for anyone to bike, just as sidewalks make it pleasant for anyone to walk.” (peopleforbikes.com) Very likely...

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Barcelona incorporates 5 new bike lanes.

Barcelona has increased by more than 21% the kilometers of bike lanes in the city. Although it is expected to triple the existing 116 kilometers to make it one of the most sustainable transport cities. All these actions are comprised in the Urban Mobility Pact (PMU)...

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