This might come as a surprise, but protected bike lanes are the best investment of a city’s infrastructure dollars when it comes to tackling the climate crisis.
As cities move to reduce pollution, draw down their emissions, and create safer streets, there is no better investment for their infrastructure dollars than protected bike lanes. This simple solution eliminates emissions, improves commute times, reduces congestion, and increases personal freedom–all without breaking the bank.
Vehicles Are The Largest Source of Emissions Within Cities
In urban environments, the largest single source of CO2 emissions is the combustion of fossil fuels in cars, trucks, and buses. As cities seek to lower the carbon footprint of moving people around, they often invest in light rail, electrified buses, and charging stations. But in the race to eliminate emissions, more drastic steps are needed.
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