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What is a protected bike lane?

The League of American Bicyclists established a catchy meme to remind folks about the elements that go into a bicycle friendly community. They called it the 5 E's. When one or more of these elements are absent from a city's transportation scheme, the numbers of those...

Is bigger better?

One of the things I love about working on projects for Bend Bikes is it forces me explore corners of roadway logistics I ordinarily wouldn't. In a prime example, I was having a discussion the other day with a City of Bend staffer and learned something new. One of the...

It’s a question of trust

For too many in Bend, the answer is a resounding, "No. No I don't trust that bike lane stripe will protect me while I'm riding my bicycle." It's a reason loads of people in surveys (albeit unscientific ones) and voice polls at Community Forums have said that they...

There is space for protected lanes

Why should the City of Bend build protected bike lanes throughout Bend? Over the next few months we'll explore why they are a good idea if you want more people to commute by bicycle. To start things off, here's a reason: Because there's room. While it's true that you...
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