PD Editorial Board: Four Wheels Good, Two Wheels Better

Buffered bike lanes, like this one in Austin Texas, are the new standard in creating stress-free bikeway networks. Chicago is installing 100 miles in just 4 years.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer editorial board agrees that the city could do more to make cycling in the city less stressful and more safe.

The welcome zeitgeist of cycling that continues to pedal its way into the Cleveland consciousness brings to mind a variation of that transcendent line in “Animal Farm”: “Four legs good, two legs better.”

Yes, the city dubbed the junk food capital of America in 2007 by Men’s Fitness magazine is gradually getting off its car seat.

The local community of cyclists soared 269 percent from 2000 to 2010 — one of the largest jumps in the country, according to the League of American Bicyclists. Read the entire story more at Cleveland.com.

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