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Bike Planning

September 26, 2019, 1pm PDT
Street improvements to benefit cyclists and pedestrians have been moving rapidly in San Francisco since the June approval of the Vision Zero quick-build initiative, a two-year plan to expedite safety project on high-injury corridors.
San Francisco Chronicle
September 15, 2019, 11am PDT
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is in the midst of a planning study on Ballard Bridge, soliciting feedback from the community about how to improve circulation of vehicles and pedestrians.
The Urbansist
September 7, 2019, 1pm PDT
A new short documentary by Streetfilms shows how Jersey City built the coalition to achieve major bike infrastructure investments.
Streetcblog NYC
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
July 1, 2019, 2pm PDT
Dublin’s future as a leading cycling city was once bright, but many plans have stalled or fallen by the wayside.
The Guardian
June 14, 2019, 8am PDT
Five new bike lanes will create the new Express Bicycle Network in Montreal.
CTV News Montreal
May 5, 2019, 7am PDT
It might surprise people outside of Texas to hear about the progress of new, high quality bike infrastructure in the city of Houston.
Next City
May 3, 2019, 6am PDT
The City Council of Kansas City is preparing to vote on the Bike KC Master Plan, which would set the city on a course to build a large network of high-quality bike infrastructure.
KCUR
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
May 1, 2019, 10am PDT
A more than 400 percent increase in bike ridership following the opening of a protected bike lane on Second Avenue proves that Seattleites are more inclined to ride with safe facilities.
Streetsblog USA
April 11, 2019, 12pm PDT
The plan points to transit’s role in a cleaner and more sustainable future, but comprehensive changes in transportation policy are also needed.
Data for Progress
April 4, 2019, 7am PDT
Denver is considering a new city department in response to concerns expressed by bike and pedestrian advocates about the implementation of long-term plans.
The Denver Post
January 18, 2019, 7am PST
The District Department of Transportation wants to build a bike lane in front of the Capitol Building, but Congress has not authorized the change because of complaints about losing parking.
The Washington Post
December 19, 2018, 5am PST
A new five year Cycling Action Plan explains London's ambitions to become a leading city for cycling—in the name of the environment, traffic safety, and congestion relief.
Forbes
December 7, 2018, 11am PST
More scathing satire from The Onion, which continues a long history of dissecting the priorities of society as reflected in the built environment and the public realm.
The Onion
December 5, 2018, 7am PST
Montgomery County, Maryland planners were trying to raise the bar for bicycle infrastructure planning and design in North America.
Greater Greater Washington
November 14, 2018, 8am PST
The gender gap in walking and biking is deep and wide in Seattle. Here's a call to action.
Crosscut
October 31, 2018, 11am PDT
With a $2.6 million grant already in hand to research the process of planning and developing protected bikes, the city of New Orleans is seeking more funding in the hopes of adding 75 miles of protected bike lanes.
The Times-Picayune
August 20, 2018, 1pm PDT
A key north-south connection is coming to the St. Paul bicycle lane network.
Pioneer Press
June 25, 2018, 1pm PDT
Bellevue, Washington is adding its first protected bike lanes, and is planning a lot more bike infrastructure to come.
The Urbanist