Bicycling

What's your elevator pitch on why placemaking matters? Here's a couple rounded up by Hazel Borys, and some numbers that help refine their message.
2 days ago   PlaceShakers
I spent the last two weeks of December in Atlanta, living (mostly) with my parents.  My life in Atlanta is much more car-dependent than my life in Jacksonville; in the latter city, I live a block from a bus stop, while in Atlanta, I live at least a mile from the nearest bus stop (and more importantly, near no sidewalks to take me to said bus stop).  So naturally, I drove everywhere in Atlanta. And while driving, I noticed a couple of unusual things.  First, I noticed that unlike in my Jacksonville neighborhood, bicyclists actually tried to ride on the street rather than on sidewalks.*  Seco Opinion
Jan 5, 2011   By Michael Lewyn
A new study by the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison found that bicycling contributes $1.5 billion to Wisconsin's economy every year.
Jan 3, 2011   Bicycling Federation of Wisconsin
Jay Walljasper writing in Yes! Magazine, reports on all the innovations that make Portland the premier cycling city in the U.S.
Dec 1, 2010   Yes! Magazine
NPR reports on the impressive growth - a tripling, even - of bicycling in the United States, with a particular focus on commuting.
Nov 29, 2010   NPR
Only 2% of bike riders in Lima are women. Jonna McKone looks at what hinders women from hopping on bikes and the further implications.
Nov 26, 2010   TheCityFix
<em>WNYC</em> talks with New York City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan about the city's planned bicycle sharing system about how it will work and who it's intended to serve.
Nov 26, 2010   Transportation Nation
Even as New York has pushed forward with 250 miles of new bike lanes, the city is actually removing one 2.35 mile stretch after complaints from motorists.
Nov 23, 2010   The New York Times
Erik Weber of non-profit EMBARQ argues that bike sharing systems combine the benefits of cycling and public transit and is a sustainable solution for cities.
Oct 27, 2010   TheCityFix
Cyclist Rachel Brown put out a video recently to prove that bike lanes make her commute more dangerous, not less, because they create a false sense of security. Streetsblog reacts.
Oct 4, 2010   YouTube
A drivers license in the wrong hands can feel like a hunting license to bicyclists who have few legal protections and even fewer enforcement options negligent drivers. When bikers are injured or killed, police are often reluctant to investigate why.
Sep 22, 2010   AltTransport