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Protected Bike Lanes Mean Business

A NEW BIKE LANE FOR A NEW ECONOMY

U.S. cities have discovered an unexpected tool to create new opportunities in urban economies: the protected bike lane.
The conventional bike lane is getting a makeover in American cities. No longer relying on just a few inches of white paint to give people on bikes a feeling of security and comfort on busy streets, modern protected bike lanes use curbs, planters, parked cars or simple posts to clearly separate bikes from auto traffic and sidewalks. They are proving effective in creating appealing places for everyone, but are especially inviting to new riders.  Read more in the link below.