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Quote for the Day

June 20, 2011

“But the truth is, pedestrians and cyclists not only feel safer, they are safer. Since ‘protected’ bike lanes were installed three years ago on Eighth and Ninth Aves. in Manhattan, we have seen a 56% reduction in crashes for everyone. Seniors, children, cyclists and, yes, drivers of automobiles all benefit significantly. Citywide, streets with bike lanes are 40% safer for everyone than those without. That means, controlling for other factors, 40% fewer pedestrians were killed or seriously injured on streets with bike lanes. It’s indisputable: Bike lanes keep pedestrians, drivers and bicyclists out of each other’s way and out of harm’s way.” – Mary Beth Kelly, in a must-read New York Daily News editorial.

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