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Bike Lanes Increase Cycling
The Challenge: Overweight and obesity are major public health problems in the USA affecting both children and adults.
Make an impact: Making it easier and safer to bike by improving the built environment can help people be more physically active.
What the findings are about: This study examined whether more people cycled and whether people cycled more safely after the installation of new bike lanes in New Orleans, LA.
- More people were observed riding bicycles after the bike lanes were painted.
- There was a decrease in the number of people cycling on the side streets, and more people chose to ride in the correct direction.
- Bike lanes are an effective and low-cost way to increase bicycling in a diverse urban area.
Read the full article: Effect of Bike Lane Infrastructure Improvements on Ridership in One New Orleans Neighborhood