Why protected bike lanes are more valuable than parking spaces


When Janette Sadik-Khan was hired as chief transportation official for New York City in 2007, she took a page out of Denmark’s playbook and created America’s first parking-protected bike lane, right in the middle of downtown Manhattan.

A parking protected bike lane created a buffer between the traffic of cars, trucks and buses and cyclists. But it also eliminated parking spots.

The protected lanes didn’t just make the streets safer for those on bikes; they also improved traffic flow for vehicles and spurred increased retail sales for businesses nearby.

You can read more about the 9th avenue protected bike lane pilot program here:
https://nacto.org/case-study/ninth-av…

And you read a full study on all of the data used in this video here:
http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/downloads…

Here is a full inventory of all implemented + planned protected cycle tracks in New York City:
http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/downloads…

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Director of Manchester School of Samba at http://www.sambaman.org.uk
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2 Responses to Why protected bike lanes are more valuable than parking spaces

  1. John says:

    Reblogged this on jpratt27.

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