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Bike Planning

August 18, 2014, 12pm PDT
Despite the protestations of local advocacy groups, councilmembers, and the former director of planning, Mayor Jean Stothert is moving a head with a budget proposal that would eliminate Omaha's only planner dedicated to bike and pedestrian plans.
Streetsblog USA
July 22, 2014, 11am PDT
An article by Nour Aoude begins with the premise: "Leaving suburbs out of the biking conversation risks turning biking into a privilege of the few who can afford to live in dense, downtown neighbourhoods."
Global Site Plans
June 12, 2014, 10am PDT
Checking in on the status of Chicago's ambitious plans to add 645 miles of bike lanes by 2020, one journalist finds a number of bikers who are questioning some of the choices made by planners.
Chicago Tribune
May 18, 2011, 10am PDT
Portland Mayor Sam Adams has pledged to increase the amount of money dedicated to bicycle planning and bicycle infrastructure from 4% to 17% in the city's next budget.
The Oregonian
November 4, 2010, 5am PDT
<em>Next American City</em> talks with urban designer Mike Lydon about opening streets to people and closing streets to cars in this second of a two-part conversation.
Next American City
August 9, 2010, 6am PDT
A 4-year legal battle over whether SF's bike plan was in compliance with the state's environmental law has been settled - the city has the go-ahead to resume planning and implementing new bike facilities designed to increase bike riding.
San Francisco Chronicle
June 1, 2010, 11am PDT
The head of Toronto's Cycling Committee is calling on the city to shift its focus from the quantity of bike lanes it creates to the quality of connections their planned infrastructure will create in the city's existing bike network.
The Toronto Star
February 3, 2010, 11am PST
This post from <em>GOOD</em> looks at how a street can become a bicycle corridor.
Good
June 30, 2009, 5am PDT
What happens when a city hires a former bike activist to become it's mobility coordinator? No surprises, the city becomes more bike friendly.
The District
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