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Active Transportation

April 2, 2021, 8am PDT
New research ties pop up bike lanes implemented in Europe during the pandemic to increased levels of biking.
The New York Times
Blog post
February 22, 2021, 7am PST
With a little help and encouragement, active and micro modes, including walking, bicycling, scooters, e-bikes, and their variants, can provide huge benefits.
Todd Litman
February 18, 2021, 12pm PST
A state program is giving free electric bikes to residents in an effort to provide more transportation options and reduce dependence on cars.
CPR News
February 14, 2021, 7am PST
Despite Houston's reputation for sprawl, the city has made impressive efforts to build out its bike infrastructure.
Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research
February 2, 2021, 5am PST
The de Blasio administration is offering a parting gift to the city's cyclists.
The New York Times
January 17, 2021, 7am PST
Despite the stated goals of state and federal agencies to encourage active modes of transportation, there's still a long way to go to make sure that all cities and communities have safe, convenient sidewalks and bike lanes.
National Academies of Sciences Engineering and Medicine
January 7, 2021, 9am PST
The North American Bikeshare Association released the first-ever state of the industry report for active forms of micromobility—i.e., bike share and electric scooter rental companies.
Smart Cities Dive
January 6, 2021, 12pm PST
With bike sales soaring as people seek out safe outdoor recreation, institutional support and investment can maintain the growth of cycling as commuters start going back to work.
The Verge
December 30, 2020, 8am PST
The Washington State Department of Transportation is undertaking a legally mandated update of its plan for bike and pedestrian infrastructure.
Seattle Bike Blog
December 22, 2020, 6am PST
The city wants to cut its car use in half by 2030 as part of an aggressive set of "aspirational" goals.
Streetsblog Massachusetts
December 15, 2020, 9am PST
To reimagine the city's most important artery, Bogotá sought community input via an innovative online platform.
The City Fix
November 27, 2020, 6am PST
The Integrated Transport and Health Impact Model estimates how planning decisions affect public health, including physical activity, collisions and vehicle exhaust. This can help create healthier communities.
Integrated Transport and Health Impact Model
October 12, 2020, 11am PDT
A nationwide network of bike and pedestrian trails could give drivers new options for planning their next cross-country adventure.
Fast Company
September 15, 2020, 10am PDT
For the last six months, the world has been on a stand-still. As government-imposed lockdowns spread across the country in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, people have been looking left and right for alternatives to cope with the “new normal.”
E-Ride Solutions
September 2, 2020, 5am PDT
The United Kingdom could preempt local laws that allow drivers to park cars on sidewalks. The policy would provide clearer paths for people with disabilities and people choosing active transportation modes.
The Guardian
Feature
August 5, 2020, 12pm PDT
An interview with Kurt Kaminer, founder of the Bike Share Museum in Miami.
Mark Tirpak
July 24, 2020, 5am PDT
Bike share data from six U.S. cities offer insight into how Americans have changed travel patterns during the pandemic.
Citymetric
July 15, 2020, 5am PDT
London announced another sweeping round of changes to its transportation priority, further cementing the future of active transportation both during and after the pandemic.
Forbes
June 25, 2020, 6am PDT
Introducing the proposed Queens Ribbon Bridge, a $100 million idea to connect Manhattan to Long Island City in Queens, by way of Roosevelt Island.
The New York Times
June 18, 2020, 6am PDT
The Regional Plan Association is calling on New York City to implement an ambitious plan to transform the city into a world class city for biking—for the benefit of the public health and economic realities of the pandemic and beyond.
Regional Plan Association