Bike Infrastructure

Oonee secure bike parking pod on New York City street

NYC Bike Advocates Call for More Secure Bike Parking

While the city waits to evaluate data, advocates argue that recent demonstration projects have already proven the popularity of secure bike parking.

August 8, 2022 - Streetsblog New York City

A bike counter next to a green protected bike lane in San Francisco, California

Why Counting Bikes Matters

While many American cities rely on vehicle counts to make transportation planning decisions, most haven’t prioritized counting bikes, leading to underinvestment in bike infrastructure.

August 3, 2022 - Greater Greater Washington

Street-level view of sharrow symbol on asphalt with parked car in background

How Sharrows Became Cycling’s Most Hated Symbol

Originally designed as a low-cost way to encourage safer road sharing between bikes and cars, the sharrow has become a symbol of the lack of commitment to protected bike infrastructure in many cities.

August 2, 2022 - Denverite

A cyclist on a path in Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin

After Repealing Complete Streets, Wisconsin Falls to 29th Most Bike-Friendly State

Despite a rise in bicycling by residents, Wisconsin has dedicated disappointingly low amounts of funding and resources to bike infrastructure.

July 25, 2022 - Sun Prairie Star

View of 6th Street Bridge with Los Angeles skyline in background

L.A.’s 6th Street Bridge Bike Lane Disappoints

Bike and pedestrian infrastructure on the much-anticipated new bridge leaves much to be desired, according to advocates.

July 22, 2022 - Curbed

Green painted and protected bike lane on Centre Street

Work Begins To Improve Brooklyn Bridge Bike Lane

The city plans to make conditions safer for bikes and pedestrians on and around the Brooklyn Bridge bike lane, which opened to much fanfare—and some disappointment—last year.

July 20, 2022 - Streetsblog New York City

Protected Bike Lane Los Angeles

Caltrans Releases Complete Streets Action Plan

The agency’s detailed list of actions highlights the many changes needed to truly implement Complete Streets principles into California road construction and maintenance.

July 19, 2022 - Streetsblog California

Minneapolis Bike Lanes

Touring One of the U.S.’s Best Biking Cities: Minneapolis

The latest Streetfilms release offers an in-person, on-bike tour of Minneapolis.

July 14, 2022 - Streetfilms

Bike lane in Chicago, shown on May 29, 2016.

Chicago Ordinance Would Require Complete Streets Upgrades

A proposed ordinance would require the city to upgrade pedestrian, bike, and transit infrastructure whenever a road is repaved.

July 10, 2022 - Streetsblog Chicago

Woman with bicycle on train platform

The Business Case for Multimodal Transportation Planning

Travel demands are changing and so should planning. There are good reasons for communities to spend less on automobile facilities and more on walking, bicycling, and public transit. Let’s examine why.

July 6, 2022 - Todd Litman

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