King Street Bike Lanes Result in Improved Road Safety

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The City of Alexandria recently released a memo (PDF) showing that in the 18 months since the King Street bike lanes were installed that crashes are starting to decrease.

The City claims that speeds have decreased as well but, if the City is going on the speed recorded from the speed display signs located both eastbound and westbound along Shuter’s Hill, these have historically been 3 – 5 mph off which would put speeds about the same as before. This would match with what we have tracked both before the and after the bike lanes were installed.

Have you noticed any changes in driver behavior since the bike lanes were installed in this corridor?

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