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Cyclists Gravitate Toward Streets With Protected Bike Lanes

A study published in theJournal of Transport and Land Use [PDF] found that intersections in Montreal with protected bike lanes see 61 percent more bike traffic than those without. Meanwhile, intersections with plain old painted bike lanes see a not-insubstantial 36 percent more cyclists. The results demonstrate a strong preference for bike infrastructure — the more separation from traffic, the better. Read the full article: http://dc.streetsblog.org/2013/08/07/study-cyclists-gravitate-toward-streets-with-protected-bike-lanes/