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The Green Life: Test Your Bike IQ: Bikeways vs Highways

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May 14, 2012

Test Your Bike IQ: Bikeways vs Highways

Bike laneYou know it. You love it. The bicycle is a clean machine in a carbon-fueled world. To celebrate Bike to Work Week and National Bike Month, we put together a quiz to test your transportation IQ.


Q: The city of Portland, Oregon, has won praise for its city-wide bicycle network, which cost $60 million. How many miles of urban highway would that amount fund?

A) 362 miles

B) one mile

C) 21 miles

Answer: Investing in bicycle infrastructure is a smart move. An entire city can be outfitted in bike lanes for $60 million, but only one mile of highway can be built for that same amount. Portland's efforts won the city a platinum rating as a Bicycle Friendly Community. Use their example to persuade your elected officials to prioritize bike lanes. 

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