Tracking the Rise of Biking in the U.S.
Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, most U.S. cities saw a sharp rise in the number of trips taken by bike, but a recent plateau indicates a need for better infrastructure to promote continued growth.
Missing From the Climate-Energy Legislation: Bikes!
Missing from the Democrats' Inflation Reduction Act, the significant climate legislation which passed the Senate on a 51-50 party-line vote on Sunday with Vice President Harris casting the tie-breaking vote, is any mention of bikes.
Report: Bike Commuting Up by 61 Percent Since 2000
While bike commuting remains below one percent as a regular transportation mode in the United States, the popularity of biking got a boost during the pandemic.
Cycling Rates Remain High Across the Country
The bike boom that began during the pandemic shows no signs of abating, according to a new report.
The E-Bike Boom Continues
The popularity of electric bikes doesn't seem to be waning as the devices outpace electric car sales by almost two to one.
Bike Traffic Up 88 Percent On New Brooklyn Bridge Bike Lane
Bike ridership nearly doubled after New York City installed a new bike lane on the Brooklyn Bridge.
Opinion: Sharrows Are 'Make Believe Infrastructure'
The road markings known as 'sharrows' are meant to make streets safer for cyclists, but critics argue they're nothing but a convenient compromise that favors drivers and fails to improve road safety.
Let's Stop Overlooking Bike Parking
Bike advocates focus, with good reason, on bike lanes and safe routes. But secure bike parking and storage plays an essential role in encouraging more people to get on two wheels.
Breaking Down the Federal Bike Commuter Benefit
The flexible credit is meant to support a variety of bike-related expenses, including bike share memberships.
Capital Bikeshare Reinstalls White House Station
The station on the White House grounds has been reinstated as part of Capital Bikeshare's push to expand the network by dozens of new stations by the end of the year.
Race, Infrastructure, and Police in Cycling
Recent research suggests that cyclists of color are more likely to receive citations, but enforcement has little correlation with improved safety.
The Public Health Benefits of Bike Share, Quantified
New research shows that bike share use has a positive impact on public health, even in less bikeable cities.
E-Bike Sales are Booming in the U.K. and U.S.
As more people buy e-bikes for regular commuting and transportation, cycling advocates are calling for cities to beef up investment in safe infrastructure.
Bike Infrastructure and Economic Opportunity
A study from the University of Minnesota documents how bike infrastructure can connect workers to jobs, maps job accessibility and ranks U.S. cities by bike access to jobs.
Bike to Work and Live Longer
A large scale study conducted in the U.K. shows biking to work leads to a longer life, despite dangers on the roads.
Survey Finds Bike Commuting up 25% in Downtown Denver
The Downtown Denver Partnership found 8.3% of all commuters bike to work—an improvement that the partnership's senior manager of economic development said could be "the most significant change we've ever seen."
Senate GOP Tax Cutters Target Bike Commuter Tax Benefit
To help pay for their massive tax cut bill, Senate Republicans have proposed elimination of a small tax benefit that can save bike commuters $240 annually. Unlike the House tax bill, they don't touch parking and transit benefits.
Getting Active: More Money for California Bike and Pedestrian Trails
Senate Bill 1 (S.B. 1) will provide additional funding for bike and pedestrian projects. The influx of money means many shelved projects will now go forward.
Providence the Latest City to Get Toilet-Plunger Bike Lane
Bike advocates are plumbing new depths, with a growing trend toward placing plungers to act as separators for bike lanes.
Finding a Way to Bike in Orlando
Improvements in street design and bike infrastructure make life easier on bikers in car-centric Orlando, but employers and politicians could do more in the city to get commuters out of their cars.
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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.