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

Indego

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

Complete Street Vancouver

Economically Successful Cities Favor Space-Efficient Modes

Cities are, by definition, places where many people and activities locate close together. Their economic success and livability benefits from policies that favor space-efficient modes (walking, cycling, ridesharing and public transit).

March 10, 2014 - Todd Litman

Wanted: Six Cities Yearning to be Bike Friendlier!

For cities that want protected bike lanes but lack the expertise to implement them, the Green Lane Project is soliciting applications to offer technical help (sorry, no funding) now that the initial six recipient cities have implemented cycle tracks.

October 21, 2013 - Streetsblog Capitol Hill

How Protected Bike Lanes Benefit Businesses

Can your city afford not to install protected bike lanes? Michael Andersen previews a coming report from the bike lane advocacy organization Green Lane Project and the Alliance for Biking and Walking that shows how such lanes help local businesses.

September 18, 2013 - Green Lane Project

Prospect Park Bike Lane

Got Protected Bike Lanes?

While Angie Schmitt doesn't ask this question in her article on the movement behind these lanes, she writes that cities without them "are being left behind". They're popular because they effectively address the #1 reason for not riding: safety

August 7, 2013 - Momentum Magazine

Boris Backs Bikes with $1.4 Billion Infrastructure Plan for London

Mayor Boris Johnson has unveiled a wildly ambitious £913m 10-year plan to make cycling an integral part of London's transportation network.

March 8, 2013 - The Guardian

Chaining Bicycles to Economic Development

Biking can be a formidable economic development tool, argues James A. Bacon, who examines several ways in which investment in bicycle infrastructure can create wealth and jobs.

March 7, 2013 - Bacon's Rebellion

Atlanta Dedicates $2.5 Million to Bicycle Projects in 2013

The Atlanta City Council approved spending cash from a quality of life bond package to fund several improvements, including $2.5 million in bicycle projects. Among the projects to be funded are the city's first bike boulevard.

February 20, 2013 - Creative Loafing Atlanta

Could New York's Bike Gains Disappear Under New Mayor?

Under Mayor Bloomberg's tenure, New York City has made great strides in improving its bicycle infrastructure. But as his final term comes to an end, some fear the next mayor may "end this period of bike-friendly programs and policies."

February 13, 2013 - The New York Times

How an Honorable Elbow Led to One City's Bicycle Revolution

Before Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was thrown off his bike by a taxi, shattering his elbow in the process, L.A. was known as "a pathologically unfriendly bike city." Two years later, the city has made incredible strides in building its bike culture.

January 28, 2013 - Los Angeles Times

Two Wheels, Four Seasons: Winter Cycling in Montreal

Even for more seasoned bicyclists, cycling in winter can pose many problems. The winter-minded city of Montreal, however, is attempting to improve the condition of winter cycling in an effort to improve the city’s sustainability.

January 27, 2013 - Global Site Plans - The Grid

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