Bike Lanes


In Pueblo, having a bike lane is a luxury which makes many people on bicycles feel separated from motorists.  The counter thought is that bike lanes actually put bicycle riders at a greater risk of injury because the thin white striped line gives the rider a false sense of confidence and lowers their focus. 

Recently a study was conducted in Montreal which compared bicycle injuries on cycle tracks versus those in the street.  Their data suggests that the injury risk of bicycling on cycle tracks is less than bicycling on the street.  Before getting too excited, remember that cycle tracks are far different than bike lanes.  But before you become paranoid and use safety as an excuse not to ride, remember that Pueblo is so full of wide and low car volume streets, that if you choose your route correctly, the bike lane safety debate should be the farthest thing from your mind.  Read the full Montreal study HERE.

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