Chart of the Day: Protected Bike Lanes vs. Ridership

Speaking of induced demand, this chart measures the growth in bike ridership before and after the construction of protected bike lanes in a number of cities around the US, including Austin, Portland, and Chicago.

 

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[It comes from this report:  Lessons from the Green Lanes.]

Bill Lindeke

About Bill Lindeke

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Bill Lindeke has writing blogging about sidewalks and cities since 2005, ever since he read Jane Jacobs. He is a lecturer in Urban Studies at the University of Minnesota Geography Department, the Cityscape columnist at Minnpost, and has written multiple books on local urban history. He was born in Minneapolis, but has spent most of his time in St Paul. Check out Twitter @BillLindeke or on Facebook.