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 content strategist and teacher helping community builders create strong brands. A longtime writer, marketing pro and coworking leader, Cat is the founder of Coworking Convos and