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Bike Lanes & Safety

2020-06-30 16:16:44.325167+00 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

Do bike lanes actually make cyclists safer? — It depends. And design choices have everything to do with it.

The whole premise of bike lanes is that giving cyclists a dedicated space will allow them to ride safely and coexist with vehicle traffic. And yet, bike lanes don’t always make cyclists safer—and sometimes they offer no protections at all. New York City, for example, has reported 34,112 collisions between cyclists and motorists since 2014, despite the addition or enhancement of about 330 miles of bike lanes (with 27 cyclists killed in 2019, the most of any year since 2000).

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