By Michelle Kennedy Hogan / Source: Inhabitat

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Europe’s longest protected bike lane was approved by the mayor of London this week — and it will guarantee bike riders a safe ride through the city east to west. A north-south route is also under consideration, marking a huge step forward for London commuters.

A segregated bike lane is a protected lane that is separate from the regular road way, but runs alongside it with a protected space in between. This prevents cyclist/motorist accidents and allows cyclists to ride without fear from one location to another.

“Cycling is clearly now a major transport option in London, with over 170,000 bike journeys now made across central London every single day,” said Peter Hendy, transport commissioner for London in DeZeen.“These projects will help transform cycling in London — making it safer and an option that more and more people can enjoy.”

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