I think it’s easy for a driver in traffic to see an empty bike lane and think “if only I could use that lane I wouldn’t be stuck,” but the only reason that lane is clear is because it’s denied to cars. If it were another car lane, it would be just another lane stuck in traffic.
Joy and Rage on Two Wheels: A Q&A With DC’s Bike Booster WABA’s Elizabeth Kiker on bike lanes and other issues.
"E-bikes are magical. The people we’re trying to reach, the [ages] eight to 80, the kids, the elderly, the women, the people who may not be in the best shape of their lives, e-bikes transform lives."