Bike-Sharing Is Flourishing in Washington. Can the City Handle It?

“…while the city embraces its innovative bicycling culture, longtime riders argue that the capital still lacks infrastructure to support it. “

“…critics worry most about beginner urban riders navigating the segmented nature of the city’s designated bicycle lanes: They begin and end seemingly at random, forcing cyclists to veer into four-lane roads stippled with potholes and urban grit. Buses and hurried automobile traffic push them into the right-most lane, where doors of parked cars can swing open unexpectedly, catapulting cyclists.”

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