4 Steps to Building Bike Lanes in Your City

Want to encourage city leaders to hop on the biking bandwagon and expand cycling infrastructure where you live, but don't know where to start? Kristin Smith lays out four key steps for joining the "pedal-powered, green lane movement".

"With a little green paint, streets can be redesigned for the growing number of people choosing two wheels over four," says Smith, communications director for the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. "It’s a movement that’s taking off across the country, and around the globe."

In an article for Good, she explains "some key actions you can take to help catapult your town or city" into this global movement:

  1. Join your local or state bicycle advocacy group.
  2. Urge your Mayor to apply to be a Green Lane Project City.
  3. Sign the People for Bikes Petition. 
  4. Redesign the street yourself.
Full Story: How to Create a Network of Green Bikeways in Your City

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