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Connected bike routes to help people commute without stress

Smart City Chirine Etezadzadeh

Connectivity and security are key features of a successful cycling network. Image source: Shutterstock (#83914327).

A methodical plan to improve biking in New York over the last decade is showing promising results as a well-connected grid of safe and comfortable bike routes featuring protected bike lanes on busy avenues and painted lanes on quieter streets doubled the amount of Brooklyn’s cycling commuters.

“The next big idea for biking in the U.S. is building complete, connected networks of comfortable places to ride,” says Martha Roskowski, vice president of local innovation for the national bicycling advocacy coalition PeopleForBikes.

PeopleForBikes also  recently launched the Big Jump Project in ten neighborhoodsto showcase what a world would like where cyclists enjoy the same level of comfort and ease that drivers do.

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