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Today, a bicycling advocate writes that business and traffic in Atlanta will both improve with the introduction of more bike lanes — especially protected bike lanes — while an in-town community leader says education and respect are needed for drivers and cyclists to get along with each other. A new transportation culture is evolving, and cooperation is the key to moving everyone along.
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Bike lanes better for business and traffic
By Rebecca Serna
Picture a vibrant street in downtown Marietta, Hapeville or East Point; historic Roswell or Norcross, or Midtown Atlanta. Humming with businesses, shops, restaurants, even residences. People walking, cars pulling in and out, delivery trucks pulled to the right, and more and more, bicycles. As it turns out, giving more people on bikes access to our most active streets is not just good for riders’ health, it’s good for business.
Economic opposition to bike lanes usually rests on the