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June 23, 2011

Take the bike lanes. Though nowadays they’re everyone’s punching bag, the lanes are proving a boon to public safety, and not just for bicyclists. Injuries to pedestrians are down by almost half on streets with protected lanes like Grand and Allen Streets and Ninth Avenue; perhaps because putting busy streets on a “road diet” dissuades drivers from jousting and other aggressive maneuvers that lead to collisions. And by helping double the number of New Yorkers who ride bikes, the lanes are saving additional lives by enabling increased physical activity that is key to health. – Charles Komanoff, Downtown Express, 6/22/11

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