AUDIO: The greater Boston area is going through some­thing of a bicycle renais­sance. Thanks in part to 56 miles of new trails, the opening of the Hubway bike-​​share pro­gram, and a growing appre­ci­a­tion for healthy living, bike rid­er­ship has dou­bled since 2007.

But unfor­tu­nately, the number of acci­dents and injuries is also rising – including a pair of fatal­i­ties just last month. Boston Emer­gency Med­ical Ser­vices count more than 450 bike-​​related acci­dents and col­li­sions this year, up sig­nif­i­cantly since a year ago.

That’s prompted advo­cates to call on the city to do more to make the city safer for bikes. But it’s unclear what more is needed: more edu­ca­tion for bikers or motorists, more or better bikes lanes, better enforce­ment of traffic laws — or some other idea alltogether.

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