Road diet

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Road diet

A technique of transportation planning in which the width of a road or lane is narrowed in order to achieve improvements to the transportation system. A typical road diet technique is to reduce the number of lanes on a roadway cross section. The additional space that is freed up by removing a vehicular lane can be converted into two bike lanes on either side of the roadway.
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Midsize and large cities are expanding bike trails and putting roads on "lane diets" to accomodate bike lanes.