BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) Thursday April 5 2012 9:00 AM MT—Bikes Belong has selected six cities for its Green Lane Project, which works with city officials to develop green lanes, which are protected bike lanes.
The cities selected from 42 applications are Austin, Texas; Chicago, Il.; Memphis, Tenn.; Portland, Ore.; San Francisco, Calif.; and Washington, D.C.
“We are seeing an explosion of interest in making bicycling stress-free on busy city streets,” said Tim Blumenthal, Bikes Belong president. “The selected cities have ambitious goals and a vision for bicycling supported by their elected officials and communities. They are poised to get projects on the ground quickly and will serve as excellent examples for other interested cities.”
Green Lanes are protected from motor vehicles by curbs, planters, posts, or parked cars. The Green Lane Project will provide resources and technical assistance to help the six focus cities accomplish their goals of creating this type of protected space for people on bikes.
Details will be released at a national kickoff in late May in Chicago. The Green Lane website, greenlaneproject.org, will act as a hub where all U.S. cities working to install these types of facilities can share and learn from each other.