Equitable Bike Share Means Building Better Places for People to Ride

As cities across the U.S. build comfortable, protected bike lane networks, the number of people biking is going up and the risk of death or injury to each individual bike rider is declining, new research from NACTO shows. In an analysis of seven U.S. cities, NACTO’s third Equity Practitioners’ Paper looks at the relationship between building bike lanes and bike safety, and finds that municipal policies that encourage bicycling, like introducing large-scale bike share programs, make it safer for everyone on a bike.