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Weighing cost-benefit of bike lanes vs. paths in cities

05/07/13 | By Tom Breckenridge, The Plain Dealer

GreenCityBlueLake calls on Cleveland to take the practical, cost-effective step to make its complete and green streets ordinance effective on the W. 65th Street project.

Bike lanes "create a more predictable environment for the driver and the cyclist," said Marc Lefkowitz, who has criticized the West 65th design in a blog for the GreenCityBlueLake Institute.

Bike lanes will attract more riders than sharrows, he said. And putting cyclists on the shared-use trail with pedestrians is risky, Lefkowitz said. Cyclists can roll at speeds that are a better mix with cars than those on foot, Lefkowitz said.

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2013/05/west_65th_street_in_cleveland.html

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