Bike lanes can provide transportation alternatives, encourage physical activity, and hopefully reduce air pollution. However, they can be politically difficult to retrofit into existing communities. So, why not try a low cost, low impact, temporary solution?
This is the story of how Macon, Georgia proposed temporary bike lanes, at minimal cost to the city, and learned what the actual demand for biking facilities is. Seeing is believing, and actually testing a strategy prior to making a monetary commitment is a very wise move. Kudos to Macon!