An adolescent boy catches some air on a mountain bike on a hill above the city of Boise. The city’s downtown is clearly visible in the background.

Bikelash in Boise

Parents don’t want bike lanes to interfere with the pick up and drop off zone near two churches and schools in Boise.

November 13, 2022 - Boise Dev

The East Bay Bike Lane runs along the water in Rhode Island.

Lessons From Past Bike Lane Controversies Rarely Inform Present Debates

History repeats itself with the political controversies created by bike lanes.

October 19, 2021 - The Boston Globe

An intersection with bike lanes in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Business Owners Force Removal of New Tulsa Bike Lanes

Local politics is still an obstacle for street reconfigurations that make space for people on bikes.

October 12, 2021 - KTUL

Bridge Bike Lane

The Post-Bikelash Era?

Building protected bike lanes in Canada isn't as controversial as it once was. Maybe there's hope for the United States?

October 7, 2021 - The Globe and Mail

Phoenix Bike SHare

Bikelash Wins in Phoenix

Neighborhood opposition overwhelmed a plan to reduce the number of vehicles lanes on North Central Avenue to make space for a new bike lane, despite evidence of the benefits of the proposed street reconfiguration.

June 22, 2021 - Phoenix New Times

Bike Infrastructure

Bike Lane Program Creates Controversy in Atlanta Suburb

Decatur, Georgia planned big for bike infrastructure, and now car commuters are saying traffic is more congested than ever.

February 4, 2020 - Atlanta Journal Constitution

A bride and groom riding on citi bikes in New York

Bikelash Strikes Again in New York City

New York City, which earlier this decade ago experienced wild controversy surrounding the addition of bike lanes and bikeshare to city streets, is once again faced with a battle of drivers versus bike lanes.

August 19, 2019 - The New York Times


10 Bike Lane Myths, Debunked

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.

July 7, 2019 - The Guardian

Bike Lane

One Less Protected Bike Lane in Baltimore

A bike lane on Roland Avenue in Baltimore had been separated from vehicle traffic by vehicle parking, but no longer.

May 2, 2019 - The Baltimore Sun

Central Parkway

Civic Crowdfunding to Mitigate 'Bikelash'

Public outcry about the priority given protected bike lanes on streets can be mitigated when civic crowdfunding is part of the planning process, according to this article.

April 18, 2019 - The Conversation


Looking for Scooter Shame, a Local Paper Found Scooter Support

The Willamette Week put out a call for tips about electric scooter users acting badly. They got an earful of the unexpected.

August 9, 2018 - Willamette Week

Free Floating Bikeshare

Dockless Bikeshare and Racist Dog Whistles: 'Why are you assuming that bike is stolen?'

Urbanist and advocate Kristen Jeffers decries the thinly veiled racism underlying complaints about D.C.'s dockless bikeshare program.

February 7, 2018 - Greater Greater Washington

Minneapolis Bike Lane Protest

Bikelash Reaches a Whole New Level

A Minneapolis bike lane protest sets a new bar for opposition to bike lanes—Godwin's law was definitely in play.

October 16, 2017 - Streetsblog USA

Maryland Avenue Bike Lane

Bike-Lash Erasing Baltimore's New Bike Infrastructure

Baltimore took a while to get rolling with new bike infrastructure projects, but now a new mayoral administration is rolling back recent projects around the city.

June 26, 2017 - The Baltimore Sun

Complete Street Vancouver

Debating Bike Infrastructure in Vancouver

Bike infrastructure is a source of political controversy, even in cities where biking is already popular.

January 3, 2017 - The Globe and Mail

Pittsburgh Bike Lane

'Bikelash' Over Downtown Pittsburgh Bike Lanes

Business owners in Downtown Pittsburgh are speaking out in opposition to a proposed, and funded, bike lane project on Fort Pitt Boulevard, raising concerns about parking and access to businesses.

December 17, 2016 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Atlanta Approves 31 New Miles of Bike Lanes Amid Growing Bike-Lash

Bike advocates in the famously car-centric Atlanta are finding success despite outspoken opposition.

September 25, 2015 - WABE

Bikelash is Back: Citi Bike Expansion Upsets Upper West Side Residents

The more things change, the more things stay the same. The latest installment of New Yorkers afraid of bike infrastructure has erupted in response to a proposed expansion of Citi Bike into the Upper West Side.

June 12, 2015 - New York Post

Progress Rises from the Bikelash

Bikelash: some cities dish it out more than others and some bike advocates deal with it better than others. But could it be a sign that the pro-bike agenda is advancing?

September 17, 2014 - CityLab

How the 'Bikelash' Was Beaten Back

When Mayor Bloomberg and transportation commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan began expanding NYC's bicycle infrastructure, a vocal 'bikelash' threatened to undo their efforts. Jay Walljasper looks at the forces that conspired to beat back the bikelash.

May 31, 2013 - Green Lane Project

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