This is What a Bike-Friendly City Looks Like


Montreal: Youth, extraordinary bravery and helmets are unnecessary.

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Montreal: A two-way, buffered bike lane on a residential street.

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Montreal: A two-way, physically-separated bike lane on a busy avenue.

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Berlin: Bike lanes along this busy avenue are clearly differentiated from the street and sidewalk using color and physical separation.

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Berlin: Bike lanes often share sidewalk space but are clearly separated from pedestrians.

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NYC Gets Its First-Ever Physically-Separated Bike Path

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