Green Lane Project
Inventory of Protected Bike Lanes
The simple bike lane, the stripe of white paint that creates a space for riding on the road, is getting a makeover in cities across the U.S. The improved space, called a protected bike lane, adds physical separation such as a curb, parked cars or plastic posts between moving cars and bikes. Between 1874 and 2011, only 78 of these facilities were built nationwide. Our inventory shows that this number nearly doubled to 138 protected bike lanes witin the first two years of the Green Lane Project. 60 percent of the new lanes were in the Green Lane Project's six founding focus cities: Austin (6), Chicago (17), Memphis (1), Portland (2), San Francisco (9) and Washington DC (2). By the end of 2014, 210 protected lanes are predicted to be on the ground across the country.
View this inventory of current protected bike lanes in North America. (The file is hosted in Google Drive.) All users can download the file in order to sort the data according to their needs by fields such as year built, location, length of lane, and the type of protection offered by the lane. The inventory is updated regularly with new information on protected lanes.
See the infographic at right to learn more about the cities and lanes in the inventory as of January 2015.