Bike Lanes

View of empty brick crosswalk in shopping district in Greenwich, Connecticut

Connecticut Launches Complete Streets Standards

The new policy calls for sidewalks, bike lanes, and crosswalks on state roads and state-funded road projects.

September 14, 2023 - Roads and Bridges

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

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

People crossing street at crosswalk in downtown San Francisco, California

Reorienting Business Districts for Walkability

Traditionally car-friendly Business Improvement Districts are turning to walkability and bike infrastructure to replace the 9-to-5 crowd and boost local economies.

July 10, 2023 - Bloomberg CityLab

Bellevue, Washington skyline against mountains

Bellevue Issues Curb Management Plan

The plan reorients the city’s priorities from vehicle throughput and parking to transit, bike infrastructure, and other public amenities.

May 29, 2023 - The Urbanist

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

Otay Mesa Port of Entry building at U.S.-Mexico border

San Diego Region Plans for Rail Expansion, New Border Crossing, More Bike Lanes

The budget proposed by the San Diego Association of Governments focuses on a new port of entry, expansion of the regional bikeway system, and mitigating coastal erosion.

May 18, 2023 - San Diego Union-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

A rider on a Citibike on a bike lane in New York City

Bikes Are More Popular Than Ever in New York City, City Officials Say

Build safe infrastructure and people on bikes will come, according to New York City officials.

April 27, 2023 - New York City Department of Transportation

A sign near Dupont Circle gives directions to Florida Avenue and Connecticut Avenue, which are both major roads in the city.

D.C. Rolls Back Connecticut Avenue Bike Lane Plan

After receiving complaints about parking loss and loading zone access, the city will consider revisions to a plan to make Connecticut Avenue safer for people on bikes, pedestrians, and transit users.

April 25, 2023 - The Washington Post

Bike Infrastructure

New York Cyclist Deaths Spike, Worrying Bike Advocates

The number of people killed on bikes in the city has already surpassed 2018’s total for the entire year.

April 13, 2023 - Curbed

A rendering of a proposed bike lane project, with a two-way bike lane in the center of the street.

Center-Running Bike Lane Pilot Project Approved on Dangerous S.F. Street

A plan to reconfigure Valencia Street between 15th and 23rd streets in San Francisco has been approved despite stiff opposition from community members and bike advocates.

April 10, 2023 - The San Francisco Standard

Bike lane and line of cars on street in Chicago with sun in background

Chicago Approves New Parking Enforcement Pilot Programs

The city plans to test automated technology that will issue citations for blocking or parking in designated bike or bus lanes.

March 19, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

Close-up of black traffic light with green bike symbol lit up and blurry urban scene in background

New Mexico Could Require Protected Bike Lanes With Road Projects

A proposed bill would require larger towns to add protected bike lanes to any new road improvements and direct state funding to applicable projects.

March 6, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

View of Ohio Statehouse with statue

Ohio Budget Could Fund Rural Roads, Ban Center Bike Lanes

Amendments proposed in the state budget would also prohibit automated traffic enforcement and allow residents to travel to Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean with Real IDs in lieu of passports.

February 23, 2023 - The Plain Dealer

"Bike Lane Closed" and "Utility Work Ahead" signs on Chicago bike lane

Chicago Bike Lane Enforcement Proposal Draws Criticism for not Addressing Structural Flaws

A new ordinance would use automated enforcement to ticket drivers who block bike lanes, but some bike advocates say the city is avoiding the harder work of improving its bike infrastructure.

February 9, 2023 - Block Club Chicago

Cyclist rides down green-painted bike lane in Manhattan, New York next to small businesses with colored awnings

Bike Lanes Are Good for Business. Why Don’t Business Owners Believe It?

Proposed bike lanes often come up against opposition from local merchants who believe losing street parking will hurt their business, but research repeatedly shows the opposite effect.

February 1, 2023 - Wired

Green bike lane with flexible delineators and textures paint in Hoboken, New Jersey

America’s Best New Bike Lanes

PeopleForBikes highlights some of the most exciting new bike infrastructure projects completed in 2022.

January 31, 2023 - PeopleforBikes

Two-lane street with pedestrian crossing island

What Is a Road Diet?

A road diet ‘trims down’ multilane roadways by reallocating street space to uses other than car traffic, improving safety for pedestrians, encouraging multimodal travel, and enhancing overall livability.

January 9, 2023 - Diana Ionescu

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