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Study: Driver Behavior Shows Greater Need for Protected Bike Lanes

by Harlan Bittner on May, 2 2019

A recent study published this month in the journal Accident Analysis and Prevention analyzed the way drivers interact with cyclists on various types of streets. It found that drivers pass cyclists on average about 1.25 feet closer on streets with a painted bike lane and car parking than on streets with no bike infrastructure. The study asserted that cycling infrastructure needs to be focused on providing infrastructure that separates cyclists from motor vehicles by a physical barrier.  Read the whole article here.

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