Cyclists ride in a protected lane in Vancouver, B.C., where more than 10 percent of commutes are made by bike. In Seattle, the share of bicycle commuters is stalled at around 3 percent. (Ellen M. Banner/The Seattle Times)

As Seattle struggles with bike lanes, Vancouver, B.C., has won the battle

Seattle’s leaders are working to build a network of connected bike lanes, but every inch of pavement is contested and tensions run high. In Vancouver, which already has such a network, cycling numbers are up. Driving numbers are down. And the opposition has largely melted away.

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