10 Bike Lane Myths, Debunked

Bike advocates have been countering misleading anti-bike lane arguments for months now, but in case you needed a reminder, here's a sample of how opponents to bake lane projects get the realities of riding a bike wrong.

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July 7, 2019, 7:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


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Peter Walker responds to recent bikelash controversies in the United Kingdom, by responding to familiar anti-bike lane arguments. Walker identifies ten bike lane myths in particular, including the following:

  • "Cycle lanes increase congestion (and thus pollution)"
  • "They're bad for business."
  • "They cost too much."

Walker addresses each of these points, and seven more, with more detail in the source article.

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