Study: Painted Bike Lanes Endanger Cyclists More

A stripe of paint on the street isn’t enough to keep bicyclists safe from drivers, a new study confirms.

The study, published this month in the journal Accident Analysis and Prevention, analyzed the way drivers interact with cyclists on various types of streets. It found that drivers pass cyclists on average about 1.25 feet closer on streets with a painted bike lane than on streets with no bike infrastructure.

“When the cyclist and driver share a lane,

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