Bicycle Lanes

Beijing Bike

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.

November 13, 2015 - The New York Times

Bike Count

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.

October 31, 2015 - Beyond Chron

Prospect Park Bike Lane

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.

November 18, 2014 - Urbanful

An Outsider’s Perspective On Bicycling In Los Angeles

Stephen Corwin describes a Vancouverite’s experience cycling throughout Los Angeles.

October 30, 2014 - Medium

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.

September 28, 2014 - The Philadelphia Inquirer

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.

November 27, 2012 - The Washington Post

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.

December 14, 2011 - The Atlantic Cities

"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.

November 4, 2011 - City Journal

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.

May 14, 2011 - Metropolis

How Bike Lanes Improve Livabilty

StreetFilms has a new video on the beneficial impacts separated bicycle lanes can have in neighborhoods across the country.

March 11, 2011 - Streets Blog

New Stadium Succeeds in Minneapolis

Brendan Patrick Hughes examines what other cities can learn from the recently constructed Target Field.

December 1, 2010 - Next American City

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.

November 22, 2010 - The New York Times

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.

September 24, 2010 - New Urban Network

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?"

August 8, 2010 - National Journal Transportation

London Mayor "Militant About Cycling"

In an interview with the Guardian, Mayor Boris Johnson touted new plans for bicycle superhighways stretching throughout London.

July 23, 2010 - GOOD Magazine

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.

June 16, 2010 - Price Tags blog

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.

April 12, 2010 - The Detroit Free Press

Guerrilla Sharrows

In Los Angeles, wheat-pasted posters that indicate bike lanes have been cropping up on utility boxes all over the city.

April 5, 2010 - GOOD Magazine

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.

October 8, 2009 - The Architect's Journal

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.

May 8, 2009 - League of American Biycyclists

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