According to a new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association, there has been a 16 percent increase in bikers killed in motor vehicle crashes in recent years. This comes after years of steady decline. But many groups say these numbers are misleading, and a more important takeaway is the rising use of bikes in urban areas, with cities like New York and Washington, D.C. putting millions into bike infrastructure projects. But all parties agree: there is much to be done to safely incorporate cyclists onto our roadways, from adding bike lanes with physical protective barriers to stricter enforcement of traffic laws across the board. We take a look at sharing the road with bikes.

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  • Russ Rader Senior vice president of communications, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
  • Gabe Klein Former transportation head for the cities of Chicago and Washington, D.C.; chief operating officer of Bridj
  • Emily Badger Covers urban policy for The Washington Post's Wonkblog
  • Mary Lauran Hall Communications director, Alliance for Biking & Walking

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