Can Beijing Return to its Transportation (and Communist) Roots?
Beijing has strayed so far from its roots as a bicycling city that it now claims the title of the world's largest auto market, while only 12 per cent of commuters use bicycles. City planners wants to make it popular again to reduce air pollution.
One Expert's Response to Misinformation from Bike Lane Opponents
Swatting down untruths and misinformation by bike lane opponents in St. Paul doesn't require a PhD, but it helps.
The Chicken and the Egg: Gentrification and Bicycling
Shaun Courtney examines the current politics surrounding gentrification and bicycling throughout the country and what planners can do to address the issue.
An Outsider’s Perspective On Bicycling In Los Angeles
Stephen Corwin describes a Vancouverite’s experience cycling throughout Los Angeles.
Bikelash Halts 22nd Street Bike Lane in Philadelphia
Despite an August repaving of 22nd street in the Fairmount neighborhood, lane markings have yet to appear due to City Council scuffles on whether or not the street will undergo a road diet and add an additional bike lane.
D.C. Limits Parking to Promote Bicycling and Transit
As part of a broader effort to encourage less vehicular traffic city-wide, D.C. is expanding permit parking and reducing on-street parking in some of the city's most crowded neighborhoods. Not all are happy with the changes, reports Tim Craig.
Implementation of L.A.'s New City-Wide Bike Plan Hits a Rough Patch of Road
Writing in The Atlantic Cities, Nate Berg looks at why the discouraging results of one pilot project has implementation of L.A.'s heralded new bicycle master plan off to an inauspicious start.
"Streetless In Seattle" Policy Polarizes Citizens
Ethan Epstein chronicles the work of Seattle's mayor, Mike McGinn, who won office in 2009 from established candidates and a powerful incumbent on a "philosophically anti-car" base.
NYC Streets Transformation a Cause for Celebration
A number of articles have recently been written criticizing New York City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan for dramatically changing the city's mobility. This column from Metropolis says that criticism is misdirected.
How Bike Lanes Improve Livabilty
StreetFilms has a new video on the beneficial impacts separated bicycle lanes can have in neighborhoods across the country.
New Stadium Succeeds in Minneapolis
Brendan Patrick Hughes examines what other cities can learn from the recently constructed Target Field.
Not All Want NYC Bike Infrastructure to Pedal Forward
The surge in city investment in bicycle lanes and the recent passing of various pro-bicycle laws has greatly irked many residents. Complaints have been leveled at everything from vehicle flow disruption to "extraordinarily ugly" lane paint choices.
Broadway's "Self-Reinforcing Cycle"
In the last 2 years, New York's Broadway has given up 3.5 miles of traffic lanes and parking to bike lanes and pedestrian access, and gained a significant improvement in congestion and accident rates.
Is There Enough Room For Everyone On America's Roads?
Tom Madigan asks: "is it still possible to promote new bicycling and walking options in harmony with vehicular traffic? Or as city space gets more limited, will planners have to take sides?"
London Mayor "Militant About Cycling"
In an interview with the Guardian, Mayor Boris Johnson touted new plans for bicycle superhighways stretching throughout London.
Vancouver Debuts Two-Way Bicycle Lane
The new bike lane is fully separated from car traffic and runs downtown on Dunsmuir Street, and is being tested for the next six months for viability.
Detroit Makes Big Investment in Bike Lanes
In the next year, Detroit will be putting in 30 miles of bike lanes throughout the city. But an ambitious new plan imagines up to 400 miles of bicycling infrastructure.
In Los Angeles, wheat-pasted posters that indicate bike lanes have been cropping up on utility boxes all over the city.
Bicycle Lanes FAIL
A new book from Britain features photos of incompetent and dangerous bicycle lanes. Sales of the book benefit the Cyclists Defence Fund.
The Most Bicycle-Friendly Cities
The League of American Bicyclists has released their Spring 2009 list of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the U.S. Davis, CA is one of only three cities given Platinum status, along with Portland, OR and Boulder, CO.
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