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Bike Lanes

Yesterday
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
6 days ago
Evaluating New York City's new law designed to facilitate bus, pedestrian, and bike travel.
Michael Lewyn
6 days ago
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
August 6, 2019, 6am PDT
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.
Streetsblog USA
July 7, 2019, 7am PDT
Bike advocates have been countering misleading anti-bike lane arguments for months now, but in case you needed a reminder, here's a sample of how opponents to bake lane projects get the realities of riding a bike wrong.
The Guardian
June 28, 2019, 7am PDT
The Guardian has a new pop quiz that will test the knowledge of urban aficionados that tend toward two-wheeled forms of transportation.
The Guardian
June 14, 2019, 8am PDT
Five new bike lanes will create the new Express Bicycle Network in Montreal.
CTV News Montreal
June 12, 2019, 1pm PDT
The real test of a city’s bike infrastructure isn’t measured in miles of bike lane but in how comfortable and safe they are for everyone.
Fast Company
June 5, 2019, 1pm PDT
Can a bike lane threaten the historic character of a parkway? One group of local advocates in Denver thinks so.
CBS Denver
June 3, 2019, 11am PDT
New research from the University of Colorado Denver and the University of New Mexico sheds light on how to make cities safer for cyclists and other road users and refutes some assumptions about bike safety, such as "safety-in-numbers."
CU Denver Today
May 26, 2019, 7am PDT
Forget bike counts. The new thing in bike advocacy is cars-blocking-the-bike-lane counts.
Greater Greater Washington