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Active Trans helps suburbs build Family-Friendly Bikeways
Three-foot-wide striped bike lanes and “share the road” markings may provide enough security for the 10 percent of people who are already strong and confident cyclists.
But what about the other 90 percent of people — those who need more protection from cars in order to cycle without feeling anxious?
Active Trans believes that providing these 90 percent with “next-generation” bike facilities will increase confidence and allow for safer, more frequent cycling trips.
That’s the focus of our newest campaign, Family-Friendly Bikeways.
The campaign, which launched last week, focuses on creating a network of accessible, low-stress biking facilities in suburban communities.
These include bike trails, on-street protected bike lanes and “bike boulevards,” which are residential streets that prioritize cycling and minimize cut-through motor vehicle traffic.
Our goal is creating bike routes where you’d feel comfortable biking with your young child.
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