Having stenciled bike lanes on city streets is a good thing. But an occasional stencil doesn’t always protect cyclists or keep cars out of the space, and bike lane fails abound. Ideally, cyclists have a dedicated lane to themselves.

Recently, People for Bikes created an infographic, based on the work of Nathan Wilkes, spelling out all the ways to create protected bike lanes and the costs associated with each one. Both informative and inspirational, the graphic is intended to “quickly get [people] up to speed on the most popular tricks being used by cities around the world to improve bike lanes.”

Want to make some of these happen in your hometown? Start or join a local bike advocacy coalition. Check out the list of US bike organizations here or engage your local transportation authority.


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Cat Johnson is a writer and content strategist focused on coworking, collaboration and community. She's the author of Coworking Out Loud, a guide to content marketing for coworking space operators. Publications include Yes!