Tulane Study: Bike Lanes Lead To Cycling Surge


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.