Bike Planning

May 20, 2016, 12pm PDT
Completing a year-long process, the Raleigh City Council approved an updated bike plan this week. The plan includes major updates to the 2009 plan, including a 10-year priority plan, focusing on separated bike facilities and neighborhood bikeways.
The Raleigh News & Observer
May 19, 2016, 7am PDT
Toronto planners have proposed a new ten-year bike plan that focuses on connecting and improving the city's current network of bike infrastructure.
The Toronto Star
April 16, 2016, 7am PDT
Help is on the way. The law that requires the governor's planning office to devise an alternative method for measuring vehicle traffic for environmental compliance will also take up where an earlier law that exempted bike lanes from CEQA left off.
Los Angeles Times
February 20, 2016, 9am PST
Public comment closed earlier this week on the Oregon Department of Transportation's (ODOT) draft Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. The plan has a ways to go before advocates, elected officials, and planners are on the same page.
Bike Portland
January 9, 2016, 1pm PST
A bike plan isn't meant for the peloton. Here's how you can tell.
Vancity Buzz
November 5, 2015, 11am PST
Left behind in business-as-usual city planning processes: low income and racial minority residents who rely on biking for transportation.
Next City
August 27, 2015, 7am PDT
As ridership grows on the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) rail system, system planners are looking to a novel approach to relieve crunched station parking: bikes.
Next City
June 7, 2015, 7am PDT
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) recently released the budget that will back up the components of its first ever bike plan: the SEPTA Cycle-Transit Plan, released in April 2015.
Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia
May 22, 2015, 12pm PDT
Just to the north of Washington D.C., Montgomery County will soon begin an update to its Bicycle Master Plan in the hopes of taking advantage of the evolving world of alternative transportation.
Around the Corners
March 21, 2015, 5am PDT
The capital of West Virginia has hired Alta Planning and Design to undertake a ten-month process to update the city's bike and trail plan.
The Charleston Gazette
March 19, 2015, 11am PDT
The St. Paul City Council approved a bike plan on March 18, 2014 that will more than double the amount of bike pathways and connections in the city. The plan will advance the goals established by the city's 2008 Comprehensive Plan.
MinnPost
December 13, 2014, 7am PST
St. Paul is in the community engagement stage of a bike planning process expected to culminate early next year. Among the bike plan's proposals, none have sparked as much controversy as a downtown loop that would remove street parking.
Minneapolis Post
October 13, 2014, 2pm PDT
Ariel Rosenstock updates San Francisco's progress in implementing the vision set forth by the 2009 San Francisco Bicycle Plan.
The Architect's Newspaper
August 18, 2014, 12pm PDT
Despite the protestations of local advocacy groups, councilmembers, and the former director of planning, Mayor Jean Stothert is moving a head with a budget proposal that would eliminate Omaha's only planner dedicated to bike and pedestrian plans.
Streetsblog USA
July 22, 2014, 11am PDT
An article by Nour Aoude begins with the premise: "Leaving suburbs out of the biking conversation risks turning biking into a privilege of the few who can afford to live in dense, downtown neighbourhoods."
Global Site Plans
June 12, 2014, 10am PDT
Checking in on the status of Chicago's ambitious plans to add 645 miles of bike lanes by 2020, one journalist finds a number of bikers who are questioning some of the choices made by planners.
Chicago Tribune
May 18, 2011, 10am PDT
Portland Mayor Sam Adams has pledged to increase the amount of money dedicated to bicycle planning and bicycle infrastructure from 4% to 17% in the city's next budget.
The Oregonian
November 4, 2010, 5am PDT
<em>Next American City</em> talks with urban designer Mike Lydon about opening streets to people and closing streets to cars in this second of a two-part conversation.
Next American City
August 9, 2010, 6am PDT
A 4-year legal battle over whether SF's bike plan was in compliance with the state's environmental law has been settled - the city has the go-ahead to resume planning and implementing new bike facilities designed to increase bike riding.
San Francisco Chronicle
June 1, 2010, 11am PDT
The head of Toronto's Cycling Committee is calling on the city to shift its focus from the quantity of bike lanes it creates to the quality of connections their planned infrastructure will create in the city's existing bike network.
The Toronto Star