Lack of bike lanes may slow runaway success of DC bikeshare

Washington, DC, is the latest city to experience a runaway success with public bike share, but supporters of the program fear the lack of decent cycling infrastructure — especially bike lanes — may curb expansion in the city’s suburbs. With Vancouver’s program still scheduled to launch before summer (so I’m told), the Washington experience may point to lessons for this city: providing safe cycling infrastructure may be the precondition for long-term, sustainable expansion of cycling mode share.