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Resources about protected bike lanes

Here are some helpful resources for cities working to put protected bike lanes on the ground and improve their low-stress biking network.

What is a protected bike lane?

See our detailed definition, part of our style guide. You can also learn the basics about the concept on our Protected Bike Lanes 101 page.

Protected bike lane statistics

These facts and stats can help you make the case for the benefits of protected bike lanes.

Inventory of protected bike lanes

View and sort our inventory of protected bike lanes across the United States, those on the ground, in progress or just planned. Last comprehensive update: January 2014.


The Green Lane Project periodically releases reports about subjects relevant to protected bike lanes. Download PDFs for free. For questions on printed copies of any of these reports, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

  • Building Equity - Race, Class and Protected Bike Lanes: An idea book for fairer cities. With interviews, a survey of international best practices and usfeul data for planners and advocates. Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for print copies.
  • Protected Bike Lanes Mean Business: Case studies on how 21st centrury transportation networks help new urban economies boom. Printed copy $10 ($5 for shipping included).


  • Selling Biking: A first-of-its-kind quantitative and qualitative study on the messages and images that make people feel good about bicycling.
  • Explain Your Lane: This resource guide illustrates key ways to incorporate communications and outreach into the planning, implementation and post-implementation phases of a bicycle project.
  • Survey findings related to FHWA guidance: Results of an online survey to learn how many cities are building innovative bike projects, whether existing design guidance is adequate and how these projects are funded.

Tech Talk blog posts

Our blog regularly covers technical issues surrounding protected lane design and maintenance. A few examples:


We keep a list of upcoming and past webinars about issues related to protected bike lanes.


Stream, download and embed video from the Green Lane Project's Vimeo page.

Photo Gallery

View and download pictures of protected bike lanes from our Flickr photostream.