Some day I would like to go to the National Bike Summit, but today I will settle for sharing a couple of quotes.
First from Congressman Earl Blumenauer, Democrat from Oregon pointed out “Every body on a bike is some body who is not in front of you in a car, competing for a parking space.”
Later Sadik-Khan, the Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation was talking about the measurable safety improvements where the new bike lanes have been added. “When we put down a painted bike lane, there’s a 50-percent reduction in fatalities for all users of that street: cyclists, pedestrians, and motorists,” she pointed out. “So when you put these bike lanes down, you are improving the safety of every one that uses that street.”