Most cities have the bits and pieces of good places to ride bikes: A path along a river, some appealing neighborhood streets and maybe a protected bike lane. The trick, though, is to move from individual projects to connecting a biking network that allows people on bikes to travel anywhere in the community without needing to think much about how they will get there. While every street won’t be bike-friendly in the short term, linking a functional bike network is within reach in many places.
More people riding bicycles creates stronger, safer and healthier communities. The key to getting more people biking is to provide safe, convenient and attractive places to ride.
The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center's (PBIC) mission has been to improve the quality of life in communities through the increase of safe walking and bicycling as a viable means of transportation and physical activity. In this white paper, PBIC defines connected bike networks.
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