09 Oct '13, 11am

The U.S. Bike Lane Boom

The U.S. Bike Lane Boom

ter Avest identified four types of bicyclists: recreation (U.S. is number one in this category), commuting, cycling to school and whole families. Data showed that in the Netherlands, 30 percent of all trips under five miles are bike trips and 10 percent of all trips under 7 miles are bike trips. Far from trying to tell people that they need to bike for all trips, he said, the idea is that people incorporate bicycling into their array of transportation choices. For very short trips, walking is best. For trips that are longer than walking and less than 5-7 miles, people could consider bicycling if there was bike lane infrastructure in place, and use cars or a combination of bikes and public transportation for longer trips.

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2013/10/biking/

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