Bike paths vs. Shareways: which is right? – Go By Bike Episode 11

The HOT debate in bicycle facility design

Most people agree that providing better facilites for biking will help more people get their bikes out. In fact, the perception of whether biking on the roads is safe or not is a top reason people cite for whether they decide to ride. But what types of facilities should we spend our money on? Separated greenways? Bike lanes on the sides of major roads? or Shareways which force all road users to negotiate for space?

The controversy brings out the heat at local meetings around here…..How about in your area? What do you think is the best way to help more people bike in the city?

-Elise

Go By Bike is a daily video series that talks about how to be green by riding more and using your car less, including electric bikes, electric kits, cargo bikes, bike safety, and getting motivated to bike

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