Protected Bike Lanes Win TreeHugger Stamp of Approval

This classic StreetFilm by Clarence Eckerson, Jr., "The Case for Separated Bike Lanes" (original release date: February 17, 2007), is enjoying a renaissance this week. First, a post on TaketheTooker featured the film and sparked a discussion about the merits of bike lanes compared to riding in traffic. Then TreeHugger picked up the thread and posted a survey, asking whether protected lanes would encourage cycling. 

As of this writing, protected lanes enjoy a comfortable 73 percent approval rating, though the polls are still open.

  • Andy B from Jersey

    You should read some of the posts on TreeHugger blog. Some readers correctly point out some of the big problems with some separated bike lane design. I like and support the idea but have to agree that some designs simply make the situation more dangerous.

    That said I think that some kind of hybrid bicycle-lane / cycle-track design that has the benefits of both designs can work. I feel that the 9th Avenue bike lane discussed in depth on this blog is a BIG step in that dirrection.

    (I also like how they had an add for K&N Car Air Kilters, advertising more power! Then again I have one in my car so who am I to talk.)

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