New Year’s Resolution: Physically Separated Bike Lanes in ’07

The Case for Physically Separated Bike Lanes
A Streetfilm by Clarence Eckerson
Running Time: 8 minutes 30 seconds

Happy New Year! As part of its commitment to create 200 miles of new bike lanes in the next three years, New York City’s Department of Transportation plans to build out 70 miles of new bike lanes in 2007. The devil, as always, is in the details.

In this outstanding Streetfilm New York City cyclists, planning and policy experts and even the former Mayor of Bogota, Colombia make the case that the designers of New York City’s bicycling infrastructure need to do more than just paint lines on asphalt. Like all of the world’s best bike commuting cities, they argue that New York needs to design and build more and better physically-separated bike lanes.

If you are looking for an important livable streets issue to work on in 2007, this short video is worth watching.

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