Can Bike Lanes cause pollution?

Home/Advocacy, News/Can Bike Lanes cause pollution?

Can Bike Lanes cause pollution?

In today’s Wall Street Journal:

Famously progressive, San Francisco is known for being one of the most pro-bike cities in the U.S., offering more than 200 miles of lanes and requiring that big garages offer bike parking.

New York is wooing cyclists with chartreuse bike lanes. Chicago is spending nearly $1 million for double-decker bicycle parking. South Bend is developing at least 10 miles of bike routes per year, and installing bike parking racks. Goshen, a leader in bike/ped side paths is planning striped bike lanes. Mishawaka and Elkhart are moving forward with improved bicycle infrastructure.

Meanwhile, according to the Wall Street Journal, San Francisco can do nothing: not even install new bike racks. All because of a local gadfly, arguing that urban bicycle boosting could actually be bad for the environment. The gadfly sued the city, and now all bike-plan activity is on hold until an environmental review is completed.

You may want to read the full article here.

Even if you don’t read the full article, don’t miss the video on the San Francisco “Critical Mass” rides.

By | 2008-08-20T22:34:08+00:00 August 20th, 2008|Categories: Advocacy, News|3 Comments