Bike Lanes

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.
ABC7
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.
WABE
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.
Philadelphia
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
July 18, 2015, 11am PDT
A traffic study evaluating the impact of proposed developments in Downtown Oklahoma City recommends removing a newly opened dedicated bike lane and parking spots to make room for another traffic lane.
The Oklahoman
June 4, 2015, 7am PDT
That's how two San Francisco Chronicle reporters are painting the loss of 591 parking spaces to bike lanes, parklets, and bus rapid transit this year, after losing 180 downtown spaces last year. Streetsblog's Aaron Bialick responds.
Streetsblog SF
May 19, 2015, 2pm PDT
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on May 18 announced new guidelines for the planning and design of separated bike lanes.
Federal Highway Administration