Bicycle Planning

Arlington County

A New Bicycle Master Plan for Arlington County

Arlington County planning staff have worked on a new bicycle master plan for the past two years. The Arlington County Board will consider the new plan this week.

April 21, 2019 - Greater Greater Washington


Checking in on Philadelphia's Promised Protected Bike Lanes

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kinney is discovering on the job that planning is much easier than delivering when it comes to protected bike lanes—as is the case in many cities around the country.

September 29, 2017 - PlanPhilly

Boris Bikes, London

Londoners Taking to Bicycles in Record Numbers

The number of commuters taking to bicycle in the city have tripled since 2000, while commuting by car has been cut in half.

February 15, 2016 - The Architect's Newspaper

Google bikes

Impacts of Self-Driving Cars on Bicycle Planning

This article considers the impacts of driverless cars, or autonomous vehicles, on bicycle planning and what a 'low stress' bicycle route may look like in the future.

January 9, 2016 - Good Urban Places

Oregon DOT Releases Draft Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan

The Oregon Department of Transportation is showing leadership among state transportation agencies by adopting a new pedestrian and bicycle plan. With a first draft on the street, the early reviews are coming in.

November 17, 2015 - Bike Portland

Car Bike Lane

Responding to Bike Improvement Skeptics

Communities can receive high economic returns from appropriate bicycle facility invesments. It is important that advocates have solid arguments for responding to skeptics.

October 12, 2015 - Todd Litman

Surveying the Weakest Arguments Against Bike Lanes

According to a recent newspaper editorial, "Egged on by the hardcore enthusiasts, New York City is spending lots of money, confiscating lots of lane-miles and basing its transportation policy on a fantasy." Who knew white paint is so threatening?

October 11, 2015 - Mobilizing the Region

Bike Shed Netherlands

Lessons from Overseas Cycling Infrastructure

LennyBoy (civil engineering professor Glen Koorey) posts terrific information concerning bicycle planning best practices, based on his three-month tour of North American and European cities.

July 5, 2015 - Cycling In Christchurch - Overseas Learnings

A First: Private Sector Prepares Regional Bike Plan, Backed with Cash

There are intercity Google buses, Google ferries, and now, a Google bike plan to connect neighboring Silicon Valley cities to the growing North Bayshore area of Mountain View. Google is offering $5 million to cities to implement the plan.

June 22, 2015 - Guardian Cities

Seattle Adopts New Bicycle Master Plan

Resolution 31515, which officially approved the Bicycle Master Plan, is called a “transformational new way of thinking about bicycle projects within Seattle.” Time, and funding, will tell if the plan lives up to its promise.

April 18, 2014 - The Seattle Times

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Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Hand Drawing Master Plans

This course aims to provide an introduction into Urban Design Sketching focused on how to hand draw master plans using a mix of colored markers.