|Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard|
In most cities that develop bike lanes, there is a debate among bicyclists about how to design those lanes so they are actually safe to use. In Indianapolis though the recreational bicycling community, and not serious bicycle commuters, runs the debate. Those in the recreational bicycling community are so thrilled that someone is finally paying attention to them that they never speak out to question whether the bike lanes being developed are actually safe to use. They are not, which is why most serious bikers won't be using them.