Tulane Study: Bike Lanes Lead To Cycling Surge

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Tulane University says people are taking advantage of new bike lanes in New Orleans.

On South Carrollton Avenue, for example, Tulane researchers say more than three-times as many people bicycled there after one-mile bike lanes were added.

The study focusses on the amount of bicycle traffic during a ten-day period in September 2009 versus the same time period a year later, after the lanes were added.

Researchers also say the lanes encourage people to travel in the proper direction rather than against traffic.