Bike Path

December 20, 2013, 5am PST
It's been 21 years (and counting) since D.C. developed plans to build the Metropolitan Branch Trail's eight mile northern segment. The delayed project threatens the city's goal of increasing the proportion of biking and walking trips to 25 percent.
WNYC: Transportation Nation
October 31, 2013, 6am PDT
Could a 1,300-mile bike path along the length of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline quell the concerns of environmentalists? A "tongue-in-cheek" design put forth by SWA group doesn't appear to have won admirers on either side of the debate.
Bloomberg
July 14, 2012, 1pm PDT
Efforts to expand bicycle-friendly infrastructure across the country have revealed the importance of comprehensive planning. Peter DeMarco reports on ways in which planners in the Boston area are trying to fill in the gaps in their emerging network.
Boston.com
Blog post
December 14, 2010, 9pm PST
As Congress begins to draft transportation legislation next year, fiscal scarcity may induce a fight between transit and highway advocates over federal funding, rather than the cooperation of the last few years.  And if highway advocates seek to tear down federal support for other forms of transportation, they will probably rely heavily on federalism considerations, arguing that highways are inherently an interstate concern while transit and non-motorized forms of transportation are a nonfederal concern.  For example, Alan Pisarski writes: “If sidewalks and bike paths are federal then everythingis federal.”

There are two flaws in this argument.  First of all, highways are not always primarily an interstate concern

Michael Lewyn
October 5, 2010, 6am PDT
The <em>BBC</em> tries out a new bike route connecting London to Paris and finds room for improvement.
BBC
March 11, 2009, 7am PDT
This piece from <em>Metropolis</em> looks at a rail line that was converted into a bike trail in Detroit, and how it has become a well-used neighborhood connector.
Metropolis