Bicycle Infrastructure

December 5, 2011, 10am PST
Will Doig asks, "Are urban bicyclists just elite snobs?" Turns out the answer is, basically, no.
Salon
October 13, 2011, 7am PDT
The city of Lviv in western Ukraine has begun a 9-year initiative to build 168 miles of bicycling infrastructure to the region.
TheCityFix.com
October 2, 2011, 1pm PDT
A group of traffic and infrastructure consultants along with NGOS and academics have banded together to spread better bicycle infrastructure around the world.
Streetsblog
September 22, 2011, 12pm PDT
They're calling it 'bicycle-supported development', but it amounts to the same thing: new projects are springing up in Portland, OR that cater to the bicycle crowd with extensive bike racks and near popular bikeways.
The New York Times
August 25, 2011, 5am PDT
A new report from the London School of Economics looks at the “cycling economy” that is taking the United Kingdom by storm and the economic benefits generated by individual cyclists.
TheCityFix.com
August 22, 2011, 2pm PDT
Blogger Chewie suggests a controversial idea - a tax on bicycle sales and repair to go to creating more bicycle infrastructure.
Straight Outta Suburbia
July 1, 2011, 10am PDT
Based on cost estimates data of 58 projects from 11 cities across the U.S., research shows that bicycle infrastructure creates more jobs per dollar spent than projects that focus exclusively on road infrastructure.
Smart Growth America
June 3, 2011, 6am PDT
A study of bicycle amenities in Seattle concludes that most of the private office buildings downtown lack bike parking, and other amenities such as showers and bike pumps are almost nonexistent. Public bicycle parking downtown has a better showing.
Puget Sound Business Journal
May 28, 2011, 1pm PDT
Design firm Manifesto Architecture is proposing a unique vertical bike storage system that can take advantage of underused, slim spaces like alleys. Another neat aspect: the rack is powered by a stationery bike.
TheCityFix.com
January 19, 2011, 12pm PST
A new report from the Political Economy Research Institute says that bike and pedestrian projects create 11 to 14 jobs per million dollars spent, while road construction only creates 7 per million.
TheCityFix
November 26, 2010, 9am PST
Only 2% of bike riders in Lima are women. Jonna McKone looks at what hinders women from hopping on bikes and the further implications.
TheCityFix
September 5, 2010, 7am PDT
Dan Bertolet argues that adding expanding car capacity in cities just inspires more people to drive and ruins the qualities that make the city attractive in the first place.
Publicola
August 11, 2010, 7am PDT
Studies show that traffic-calming measures and bike lanes increase the number of cyclists on the street and decrease the risk of collisions.
Montreal Gazette
August 6, 2010, 8am PDT
Bicycle sales are up 25% in the U.K., and bike infrastructure is keeping pace. Commuters are biking farther and more often, and even bicycle sporting events are seeing greater participation.
The Independent UK
July 22, 2010, 5am PDT
The City of London has opened up two "bicycle superhighways".
Press Association
July 2, 2010, 11am PDT
The idea of separated bicycle lanes is growing in popularity. Tom Vanderbilt at Slate looks at the increase in investment and attention to making room for bicycles and increasing safety so more people will ride.
Slate
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
May 6, 2010, 9am PDT
The city of Vancouver is looking to expand its bike network with the proposal of a $25 million investment in bicycle infrastructure over the next two years.
The Vancouver Sun
April 28, 2010, 5am PDT
The future of American transportation could be a bit more multi-modal, if Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood gets his way. <em>NPR</em> takes a look at LaHood's plans to get bikes back onto the nation's transportation menu.
NPR
April 27, 2010, 7am PDT
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood is bully for bicycle infrastructure.
Fast Lane: Secretary of Transportation blog