This is What a Bike-Friendly City Looks Like

Montreal: Youth, extraordinary bravery and helmets are unnecessary.

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Montreal: A two-way, buffered bike lane on a residential street.

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Montreal: A two-way, physically-separated bike lane on a busy avenue.

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Berlin: Bike lanes along this busy avenue are clearly differentiated
from the street and sidewalk using color and physical separation.

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Berlin: Bike lanes often share sidewalk space but are clearly separated from pedestrians.

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NYC Gets Its First-Ever Physically-Separated Bike Path

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The Department of Transportation revealed plans for New York City’s first-ever physically-separated bike lane, or "cycle track," at a Manhattan Community Board 4 meeting last night. The new bike path will run southbound on Ninth Avenue from W. 23rd to W. 16th Street in Manhattan. Unlike the typical Class II on-street bike lane in which […]

DOT Wipes 14 Blocks of Bike Lane Off Bedford Avenue

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Workers blast away at the Bedford Avenue bike lane. Photo: Elizabeth Press. As reported by Gothamist, DOT is removing a 14-block stretch of the Bedford Avenue bike lane between Flushing Avenue and Division Street in Hasidic Williamsburg. Workers were seen erasing the lane this morning, taking away a safer cycling connection to central Williamsburg that […]

Eyes on the Street: Drivers Retake the Kent Avenue Bike Lane

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DOT reconfigured the southern part of the Kent Avenue bike lane this spring, but that hasn’t stopped drivers from taking over the lane and the sidewalk for personal parking. A reader took this photo earlier today. He writes: I bike from LIC to Clinton Hill every morning and use the Kent Ave bike path. Luckily […]