A must read. But here are some factoids.
- In 2008, 41 percent of all weekday bike trips in the region were commute or work related compared to only 17 percent in other urbanized areas in the U.S. The high share of work trips among trips by bicycle in the region is comparable with bike-friendly cities in Europe, such as Berlin or Amsterdam.
- Further expansion of the bike-lane network may require taking travel lanes or parking from cars, which will be less politically acceptable than many of the comparatively easier measures implemented so far. Moreover, area wide traffic-calming of residential neighborhood streets could help connect the bike network by enabling cyclists to share neighborhood roads with slow traveling cars.