Bike Infrastructure

Man riding bicycle wearing black helmet on New York City street.

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.

September 27, 2023 - Bloomberg CityLab

View of field of blooming orange poppies in Antelope Valley, California

California to Invest $750 Million in 16 ’Jobs-Rich’ Areas

California is funding a sweeping package of investments expected to deliver big benefits in housing affordability and greenhouse gas emission reductions.

September 4, 2023 - California Department of Housing and Community Development

Satellite map of Lake Tahoe area indicating upcoming bikeway projects

The ‘Great Bike Infrastructure Project’

A new mapping project envisions a coordinated national push for bikeways.

August 16, 2023 - Streetsblog USA

Blue and beige secure bike lockers in underground passageway etched with bicycle logo

Opinion: Secure Bike Parking Benefits Cities

The conversation around bike infrastructure isn’t complete without addressing one major issue: where can we park?

August 15, 2023 - Momentum Magazine

Close-up of 'bike lane' road sign with bike logo

Feared Traffic Increase From New Bike Lanes Failed to Materialize

Data from a much-criticized bike lane project in Montgomery County shows no noticeable decrease in vehicle capacity and a sharp decrease in bike fatalities.

August 13, 2023 - Greater Greater Washington

Aerial view of Cleveland bridge with art deco 'Cleveland Guardians' statues

Bike Cleveland Recommends Avoiding New Bike Lane, Citing Safety Concerns

A new bike lane is drawing criticism for putting cyclists at risk.

July 10, 2023 - Bike Cleveland

Protected bike path with raised curb in Indianapolis, Indiana

What's Incomplete About Complete Streets?

Although hundreds of states and local governments have adopted Complete Streets policies, American streets keep getting more dangerous for walkers and cyclists. What's missing from Complete Streets policies?

July 10, 2023 - Michael Lewyn

People on bike share bikes on bridge with Minneapolis, Minnesota skyline in background

Report: Minneapolis, Davis Among ‘Best Places to Bike’

An annual report from PeopleForBikes assesses the quality and safety of bike infrastructure in close to 1,500 U.S. cities.

July 3, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

Two young boys wearing bike helmets looking right before crossing the street on their bicycles

‘Kidical Mass:’ The Bike Bus Movement Comes to America

Parents and students around the country are organizing into ‘bike buses’ to keep children safe while biking to and from school.

June 8, 2023 - The New York Times

Route 6 highway in Massachusetts with fall trees on either side

Provincetown Proposes New Car-Free Trail

An underused highway could become a pedestrian and bike trail connecting the Cape Cod town to its beaches.

June 4, 2023 - Streetsblog Mass

Rendering with map overlay of Southwest Greenway route

New Greenway Segment Opens in Detroit

Another part of the 27.5-mile Joe Louis Greenway made its debut in Corktown.

June 1, 2023 - Urbanize Detroit

Bike land and pedestrian lane marked with white paint on grey asphalt

The Best New Complete Streets Policies, Ranked

After a pandemic hiatus, Smart Growth America has resumed creating an annual list of cities that are making the strongest commitments to improving street safety and making roads accessible and comfortable for everyone.

May 25, 2023 - Governing

View of Queensboro Bridge entering Midtown Manhattan

Queensboro Bridge Bike Lane Delayed Again

A project that would give pedestrians their own dedicated path on the crowded bridge has been pushed back to at least the summer of 2024.

May 25, 2023 - StreetsBlog NYC

People on bikes in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

FHA Issues New Pedestrian, Bike, Micromobility Guidance

The updated federal guidelines incorporate new policies created in the 2021 infrastructure law.

May 22, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

Mother and child on bicycles riding on green dedicated bike lane

Essay: How Poor Pedestrian Planning Harms Families

A lack of safe bike and pedestrian infrastructure can drive young families away from places that don’t accommodate car-free residents.

May 22, 2023 - Streetsblog USA

Rendering of pedestrian and bike bridge over multilane road

Seattle Area to Get Three New Pedestrian Bridges

Three major connection projects are slated to open in the next year, bringing a comprehensive regional bikeway network one step closer to reality.

May 16, 2023 - The Urbanist

CoGo bike share station with black bikes in front of Columbus City Hall, Ohio

Columbus Launches E-Bike Rebate Program

The Ohio capital will offer rebates for residents purchasing e-bikes as part of its goals to reduce carbon emissions and encourage active transportation.

May 16, 2023 - Axios

Aerial view of Sioux Falls, South Dakota at sunset

Sioux Falls To Update Bike and Pedestrian Plans

The South Dakota city wants to encourage more biking and develop a comprehensive bike trail network.

May 12, 2023 - Sioux Falls Simplified

Chicago Divvy

Chicago Bike Share Expands Citywide

Divvy is now available in all 50 wards, with more stations and bikes planned for the system in the next two years.

May 3, 2023 - Chicago Tribune

Green painted bike lane in New York City between sidewalk and outdoor dining kiosks

New York Bike Census: More Bike Lanes, Please

Cyclists across the state resoundingly called for more safe bike infrastructure and trails, citing a lack of bike lanes as a top reason for not riding more.

May 3, 2023 - StreetsBlog NYC

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