Bike-Friendly Cities' Innovative Tactics

Americans love their cars, but cycling is definitely making a comeback. The number of bicyclists who are commuting to work, shopping by bike or heading out for long weekend rides has surged in the last few years. As cycling becomes more prevalent, cities are focusing on increasing the number of services available to cyclists.

Here is a list of some creative ways cities are fostering an active bike culture:

1. Bicycle boulevards

Bike boulevards are shared roadways and are designed to prioritize cyclists, rather than motorists. They are also commonly referred to as sharrows or green ways too. Bicycle boulevards can be found in a number of cities like Berkeley, Long Beach, Minneapolis, Portland, and New York City.