A group of twenty leaders from the bike industry toured the best of Washington D.C.’s new protected bike lanes on a tour hosted by the Green Lane Project today.

The tour highlighted protected bike lanes, also known as green lanes, on Pennsylvania Ave, 15th St NW and L street NW in D.C. Green lanes, like those in D.C., are dedicated, inviting spaces for people on bikes in the roadway, protected from cars and separated from sidewalks. Protection from traffic can come in the form of bollards, planters, curbs or parked cars. The Green Lane Project, which launched in May 2012, is working with six U.S. cities, including D.C., to get these facilities on the ground.

Taking place on the eve of the 13th annual National Bike Summit, the tour showcased an important part of making bicycling accessible for people of all ages and abilities.

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(HT: BikesBelong.org)