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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Helping Our Cities Make the Transition | Momentum Magazine


M62 Protected Bike Lanes - PPW - Dmitry Gudkov
Photo by Dmitry Gudkov
Riding the Prospect Park West protected bicycle lane is safe and convenient for all ages and abilities.
Every transition is a challenge and what I love most about challenges is that they are also an opportunity.
This past May, I spent an afternoon riding the protected bike lane on 9th Avenue in New York City. On a beautiful, upright Viva city bike, perfect for riding safely with my head up, I enjoyed spotting the new bike share stations dotting the protected lane. I quickly noticed the difference between riding on a narrow and unprotected bike lane, like on nearby 6th Avenue, to that of riding on a protected route. Even though I am confident riding in any city and on any street, my experience was exponentially more enjoyable on a protected bike lane

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