The False Safety of Bike Lanes

Cyclist Rachel Brown put out a video recently to prove that bike lanes make her commute more dangerous, not less, because they create a false sense of security. Streetsblog reacts.

Here's Rachel's video:

Ben Fried at Streetsblog calls this the "vehicular cyclist" point of view. Ben believes this belief fails to account for slower, newer riders:

"Maybe newer cyclists aren't making 10-mile commutes, but there are plenty of other kinds of utilitarian trips besides getting to work."

Full Story: New York’s Next Generation of Vehicular Cyclists


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