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    Memphis makes the list: America's 10 Best Protected Bike Lanes of 2013

    Michael Andersen, Green Lane Project staff writer

    Photo: City of Memphis


    Here's the most remarkable thing about this protected bike lane, Memphis's first: In 2010, this city didn't have a single bike lane of any kind. In the three years that followed, this storied city on the Mississippi has made a new name for itself by making advanced bike lanes like this one standard on all new repaving projects of its majestically wide thoroughfares. The first great song about biking in Memphis? Only a matter of time.
    The Green Lane Project is a PeopleForBikes program that helps U.S. cities build better bike lanes to create low-stress streets. Correction: An earlier version of this post confused "avenue" with "street" in Atlanta and New York.