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Bike Lanes

August 13, 2020, 11am PDT
Colombia's capital city, the birthplace of the Ciclovía, is devoting public space to bikes during lockdown. To reduce traffic, the city plans to allocate even more public space to bike infrastructure and sustainable mobility moving forward.
Bloomberg CityLab
June 22, 2020, 6am PDT
City officials in New York are discussing the possibility of converting a car traffic lane on the Brooklyn Bridge for use by people on bikes.
Brooklyn Paper
June 1, 2020, 6am PDT
The Toronto City Council approved a quick expansion of bike lanes around the city to provide an alternative to public transit during and after the pandemic.
The Star
May 26, 2020, 10am PDT
A busy corridor, popular with bike and scooter riders, is gaining a new protected bike lane in Los Angeles.
Urbanize Los Angeles
May 17, 2020, 5am PDT
Cities around the world are putting sustainability and climate change at the forefront of economic recovery plans.
The Guardian
February 27, 2020, 12pm PST
With most private auto traffic banned on Market Street in downtown, a battle is brewing in the Mission District between Valencia Street merchants, led by a bike store owner, and cyclists who support converting a bike lane into a cycletrack.
San Francisco Chronicle
February 25, 2020, 5am PST
A Dutch advocate believes Lego's city sets should reflect streets that prioritize all users. Including bike lanes would be one way for the toy manufacturer to start accomplishing that goal.
The Verge
November 25, 2019, 5am PST
2019 was the first year in which New York City's Department of Transportation kept affected bike lanes open during the UN's General Assembly. That should be a sign of things to come, advocates argue.
StreetsBlog NYC
November 19, 2019, 1pm PST
The NTSB chair issued a stark warning on Nov. 5: "If we do not improve roadway infrastructure for bicyclists, bicyclists will die who otherwise would not," stated Robert Sumwalt in introducing their first report in 47 years devoted to bike safety.
National Transportation Safety Board
Blog post
November 14, 2019, 2pm PST
Evaluating New York City's new law designed to facilitate bus, pedestrian, and bike travel.
Michael Lewyn
November 14, 2019, 12pm PST
A pilot program in Columbus, Ohio, will help bring order to the city’s curbside space, a response to a mobility network that has become more complicated and crowded.
Smart Cities Dive
October 3, 2019, 1pm PDT
A long-standing policy allows parking in front of churches and synagogues but leaves cars blocking bike lanes, and cyclists want the practice to end.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
October 3, 2019, 12pm PDT
Traffic safety advocates are hoping that a $32 million street redesign project on Brighton Boulevard can provide a model for other wide arterials in the city.
Denverite
September 27, 2019, 7am PDT
As a project to re-engineer Broadway in San Antonio continues, questions about where to put bike lanes persist.
Rivard Report
September 25, 2019, 1pm PDT
The city of Rochester, New York, decided to take legal action that ensures the city is as safe for people on bikes as intended.
WXXI News
September 25, 2019, 6am PDT
Business owners are usually skeptical when planners start talking about removing parking to make space for bike lanes, but study after study has shown bike lanes are good for business. The latest example from Toronto is now exception.
Sidewalk Talk
September 13, 2019, 1pm PDT
Someone must have tired of the cars clogging the 30th Street bike lanes and taken matters into their own hands.
The Denver Post
August 21, 2019, 5am PDT
The Regional Plan Association (RPA) is responding to a spate of fatalities on the streets of New York city. The question remains whether the city's will response will be effective in improving traffic safety.
Curbed New York
August 8, 2019, 1pm PDT
Self-driving cars are likely to become part of the urban landscape in the future, and they have the potential to drastically alter urban environments—in good and bad ways.
The Washington Post
August 7, 2019, 8am PDT
You've probably never seen anything like this before, but if you're a bike advocate, it probably still feels familiar.
The Boston Globe