An amazing 48% of all trips Americans make are less than 4 miles. My previous bike commute in Tucson was almost exactly 4 miles, and it took me just as much time to drive it as to ride it on a bike. So as this video from People for Bikes argues, it’s the perfect distance to ride a bike! Happily, bike commuting is also on the rise, and cities are building more protected to make bike commuting even better and safer. Learn more at People for Bikes and check out the video below to see what’s happening in the world of protected bike lanes.The Rise of Protected Bike Lanes in the U.S. from Green Lane Project on Vimeo.