Bike Lanes

February 2, 2016, 9am PST
Portland, Oregon Transportation Director Leah Treat quietly enacted one of the nation's most pro-bike policies last fall.
People for Bikes
January 25, 2016, 8am PST
Proof that words matter—especially in court—came when Chicago tried to redefine bike lanes as recreational facilities.
Bike Law
January 21, 2016, 6am PST
After heavy snow, protected bike lanes can be caught in an unfortunate position between roads and sidewalks. More public awareness may help keep them clear for winter cyclists.
January 20, 2016, 8am PST
A study presented last week to the Transportation Research Board shows that the quality of the bike infrastructure has a significant effect for commuting rates and safety.
Streetsblog USA
January 18, 2016, 6am PST
Canadian researchers made the case at the Transportation Research Board this past week that improved bike infrastructure and neighborhood gentrification go hand in hand. They used research gathered fromi Portland and Chicago.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
January 12, 2016, 9am PST
A bike advocate tells the story of the how the state department of transportation convinced local officials to remove a popular bike lane in Portland.
Bike Portland
December 30, 2015, 8am PST
The victories keep piling up for the advocates, bureaucrats, and politicians fighting for more and better bike infrastructure.
People for Bikes
December 9, 2015, 12pm PST
Road diets, whereby the number of traffic lanes are reduced to better accommodate cyclists, can be controversial. But what of the opposite—adding lanes to better accommodate motorists? A cyclist died after such an "improvement." A lawsuit followed.
The State Smart Transportation Initiative
November 16, 2015, 1pm PST
A photo of a "backwards" buffered bike lane in Cleveland prompts commentary from the planning community. What is gained by separating bike lane and curb?
People for Bikes
October 20, 2015, 9am PDT
A small section of the well-used, protected bike lane on San Francisco's busy Market Street will be raised just a few inches to increase bicycle safety. Construction began Monday and should take a month to complete.
October 17, 2015, 9am PDT
Just as motorists have had to learn to share the road with cyclists, California cyclists may have to do the same in sharing bikes lanes with electric skateboard riders, according to a bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Oct. 11.
SF Gate
Blog post
October 12, 2015, 9am PDT
Communities can receive high economic returns from appropriate bicycle facility invesments. It is important that advocates have solid arguments for responding to skeptics.
Todd Litman
October 11, 2015, 1pm PDT
According to a recent newspaper editorial, "Egged on by the hardcore enthusiasts, New York City is spending lots of money, confiscating lots of lane-miles and basing its transportation policy on a fantasy." Who knew white paint is so threatening?
Mobilizing the Region
September 25, 2015, 9am PDT
Bike advocates in the famously car-centric Atlanta are finding success despite outspoken opposition.
September 19, 2015, 11am PDT
The curious case of Cleveland's new "buffered" bike lanes. The question: Why are the buffers placed between the bike lane and the curb?
Streetsblog USA
September 14, 2015, 5am PDT
The New South Wales minister for roads has taken a firm position against separate bike lanes. Sydney cycling advocates say his policies will bring the city out of step with its global peers.
The Guardian
August 7, 2015, 12pm PDT
The bike lane on a well-traveled street through Philadelphia has faded beyond recognition. Appeals to restripe the lane have focused on a forthcoming visit from the pope.
August 5, 2015, 8am PDT
With the highest levels of construction in over a decade, the city is working to reduce traffic congestion.
Next City
July 31, 2015, 12pm PDT
According to an audit, the Denver Moves plan hasn't lived up to its goals, mainly because of a poor showing in the city's budget since implementation in 2011.
The Denver Post
July 23, 2015, 8am PDT
It's easier to install bike lanes when the country is run by a dictator.
Fast Co.Exist