Bikes

Docked BCycle bike share station in Houston with red bikes

Houston Transit Agency Proposes Bike Share Takeover

Metro plans to invest half a million dollars in the city’s bike share system to improve connectivity to buses and trains.

January 24, 2023 - Houston Chronicle

Three people with bikes stopping to chat on grassy field with Atlanta, Georgia skyline in background

Atlanta Considers E-Bike Subsidy

The city could join others in offering rebates on e-bikes to get more people out of their cars and reduce traffic and carbon emissions.

January 5, 2023 - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Father riding cargo bike with one child in cargo basket and one child riding bike alongside on sunny tree-lined path

The Multi-Faceted Benefits of E-Bikes

Advocates say incentivizing e-bikes is a quick and effective way to reduce carbon emissions and shift U.S. transportation priorities away from car-oriented planning.

January 4, 2023 - NPR

Two bike riders on trail in part with Denver, Colorado skyline in background

Denver Evaluates Success of E-Bike Rebate

The program proved extremely popular with Denver residents, opening up biking as a transportation mode to more people.

December 21, 2022 - The Washington Post

Citi Bike station in Astoria, Queens filled with bikes under pink flowering tree

Citi Bike Kills $3 Price Cap on Halloween Night

The company unexpectedly updated its e-bike pricing to eliminate a $3 cap on rides outside of Manhattan.

November 2, 2022 - StreetsBlog NYC

Bike on bridge in Minneapolis with skyline in background

Study: Biking Brings Happiness

A Minneapolis study showed cyclists experienced the highest rates of satisfaction during their commute.

October 5, 2022 - Forbes

Man with leather messenger bag riding CitiBike bike on New York street

The Resilience of Bikeshare

The inherent simplicity of bikes makes shared mobility systems a crucial transportation option during natural disasters.

October 4, 2022 - Bloomberg CityLab

Two people on bikes in San Diego, California

Rent-to-Own Program Gives San Diegans Access to E-Bikes

A program that distributed over 400 e-bikes to low-income San Diego residents is poised to go statewide.

September 26, 2022 - Next City

Woman on bicycle in protected bike lane on Boston bridge

Boston Launches Ambitious Bike Plan

The city plans to dramatically expand its bike lane network, add to its bike share fleet, and provide new e-bike subsidies to residents.

September 16, 2022 - Streetsblog Mass

Bikes on Marcy Ave, new York

Centering Bikes in the Future of Mobility

Those in search of high-tech solutions for urban congestion and pollution often overlook the bicycle as a powerful, if simple, tool for reducing both and improving urban transportation.

September 12, 2022 - Next City

A bike counter next to a green protected bike lane in San Francisco, California

Why Counting Bikes Matters

While many American cities rely on vehicle counts to make transportation planning decisions, most haven’t prioritized counting bikes, leading to underinvestment in bike infrastructure.

August 3, 2022 - Greater Greater Washington

"No turn on red" sign

D.C. Could Legalize ‘Idaho Stop,’ Ban Right Turns on Red

Proposed legislation would allow cyclists to treat stop signs as yield signs and eliminate right turns on red in an effort to reduce cyclist and pedestrian fatalities.

August 2, 2022 - The Washington Post

Woman sitting on recumbent bike

San Francisco Launches Adaptive Cycling Program

The program offers a variety of adaptive bikes at no charge to people with disabilities.

July 21, 2022 - Mass Transit

Biking in Denver

Denver Taking New Applications for Wildly Popular E-Bike Rebate Program

Residents are taking advantage of the city’s rebate program, which offers discounts of up to $1,200 on e-bikes for low-income residents.

July 12, 2022 - Westword

Close-up of row of Healthy Ride bike share bicycles

Pittsburgh To Revamp its Bike Share System With E-Bikes, New Stations

The system overhaul is partly due to nextbike's shift to focusing on its European markets. The new fleet will include 350 e-bikes and expand service to new neighborhoods.

March 21, 2022 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A group of cyclists rides on a green painted bike line on the Embarcadero in Sa Francisco.

San Francisco Weighs the Future of its Bike Share System

The city is weighing three potential ownership models after the contract with Lyft ends in 2027.

March 6, 2022 - ABC7

Bike Traffic

Paris To Ban Most Cars in 'Quiet Zone'

Continuing Mayor Anne Hidalgo's efforts to make Paris more accessible to pedestrians and cyclists, the city plans to implement a 'car-light' zone in the city center that prohibits through traffic.

February 28, 2022 - Fast Company

Metro Bikeshare

L.A. Councilmember Proposes Criminalizing On-Street Bike Repairs

Councilmember Krekorian's proposal to criminalize bike repairs and sales on public right-of-way has been sharply criticized as a cynical move that will unfairly target the unhoused.

February 13, 2022 - Streetsblog Los Angeles

Washington D.C.

D.C.'s Ambitious Bike Infrastructure Plans

The District of Columbia plans to install ten miles of protected bike lanes this year, among other improvements including additional bike parking and more e-bikes for the Capital Bikeshare fleet.

February 7, 2022 - The Washington Post

Los Angeles Protected Bike Lane

Opinion: Los Angeles Must Prioritize Bikes and Buses

L.A. has a plan for improving mobility. Why are city leaders ignoring it?

December 21, 2021 - Los Angeles Times

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