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Bike Lanes

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
May 9, 2019, 2pm PDT
A law recently passed by the Oregon State Legislature redefines the ontology of bike lanes.
The Oregonian
May 9, 2019, 9am PDT
The city has seen a rise in car crash deaths since implementing its Vision Zero initiative. Advocates say not enough action is being taken to make streets safer.
Los Angeles Times
May 2, 2019, 9am PDT
A bike lane on Roland Avenue in Baltimore had been separated from vehicle traffic by vehicle parking, but no longer.
The Baltimore Sun
April 16, 2019, 2pm PDT
A new study provides more evidence that people on bikes need more of a buffer from drivers in cars than a mere strip of paint can offer.
Streetsblog USA
April 9, 2019, 12pm PDT
Cambridge, Massachusetts has made a thorough commitment to building robust bike infrastructure with every street repair project.
Streetsblug USA
March 28, 2019, 1pm PDT
Bike advocates are starting to worry about Mayor Jenny Durkan's lack of a track record in building new bike infrastructure.
The Urbanist
March 27, 2019, 10am PDT
A protected bike lane project in Downtown Los Angeles has ceded too much ground to cars, according to this opinion piece. If only it were the only example to choose from.
Los Angeles Times
March 25, 2019, 1pm PDT
The San Francisco Chronicle offers a round-up of 11 big transit projects, by Caltrans, BART, SFMTA, and others, making progress around the bay.
San Francisco Chronicle