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The Case for Physically Separated Bike Lanes


The Case for Physically Separated Bike Lanes (8:30 running time)

As the weather gets nicer and people feel more like getting out on their bikes to get around town, it’s a good time to think about how we could make cycling safer and more convenient in NYC. One of the best ways to encourage more cycling in NYC is to create more physicially separated bike lanes and greenways in our area.

What would physically separated bike lanes look like in NYC? Probably something like this:

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If static pictures tell a thousand words, a short video is probably worth a whole book. Streetfilms Clarence Eckerson put together this great video featuring The Open Planning Project’s Mark Gorton, former NYC DOT Commissioner Sam Schwartz, former Mayor of Bogata Columbia Enrique Penalosa, many folks from Transportation Alternatives and other folks to demonstrate how physically separated bike lanes can revolutionize cycling in NYC. Sit back and enjoy this short film

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