To cyclists, it’s a given that Cincinnati
desperately needs more bike lanes. But recent research shows bike lanes
don’t just pose advantages for cyclists; they can also help local
economies and public health.
An entrepreneur profited off of Trayvon Martin’s death by
selling gun range targets featuring a hoodie with crosshairs aimed at
the chest, Skittles and a can resembling iced tea — all items Martin had
in his possession when he was shot and killed in Sanford, Fla. in
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A lack of consideration for bikes as a legitimate form of transportation -- and a consequent lack of funding and planning -- has left Cincinnati way behind one of the most simple and important movements of the 21st century. Today's economic realities are forcing American society to consider alternatives to a car-based lifestyle, and cities that long ago took the lead on bike safety and transportation planning are benefiting from it in numerous ways.