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Economics department chair instrumental in bringing America's first bike lanes to Davis in 1967

Frank Child, the chair of the economics department in the early 1960s, was instrumental in bringing America's first bike lanes to Davis in the 1960s, arguing that introducing bike lanes would be a win-win for drivers and bikers (i.e., a Pareto improvement). The key players behind the story of America's first bike lane were recently profiled by Outside magazine. Today, Davis boasts of over 100 miles of bike lanes and shared-use paths.

The article can be found here: https://www.outsideonline.com/2162436/50th-anniversary-americas-first-bike-lane