It's very safe when done properly. A lot of people don't know the right way to ride in traffic. It's different, after all, from what you were taught when you were 6 years old.

We're definitely getting more calls, and the preponderance of questions are from people who want to know the best route to bike to work. We have volunteers we call route-gurus who know Boston and bicycling so they can devise commuting routes that are efficient and safe.