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dc1348 t1_j2eis2e wrote

Love this stat:

> DDOT Bicycle Program Specialist Will Handsfield said the cycle track on 15th Street NW, which debuted in a different format in 2009, now conveys 400 to 500 cyclists per hour during peak periods — a higher per-lane volume than the three adjacent car lanes, which collectively host about 1,200 vehicles.

In nicer weather there are times the 15th street bike lane has the closest thing to a bike traffic jam I've ever experienced. It's the perfect argument for "if you build it they will come."


9throwaway2 t1_j2eq5sz wrote

if you build it, they will come.

build car lanes, get traffic and car fatalities.

build bike lanes, get bike traffic and minor scrapes (at worst)