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Protected Bike Lanes

November 26, 2019, 11am PST
The District Department of Transportation last week promised to double the pace of its planned construction of protected bike lanes, but advocates say the District still isn't doing enough to provide safe accommodations for people on bikes.
The Washington Post
November 19, 2019, 1pm PST
The NTSB chair issued a stark warning on Nov. 5: "If we do not improve roadway infrastructure for bicyclists, bicyclists will die who otherwise would not," stated Robert Sumwalt in introducing their first report in 47 years devoted to bike safety.
National Transportation Safety Board
September 27, 2019, 7am PDT
As a project to re-engineer Broadway in San Antonio continues, questions about where to put bike lanes persist.
Rivard Report
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 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 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
July 22, 2019, 8am PDT
Philadelphia has a busy schedule of complete streets projects in the works. The city has a goal of building 20 miles of protected bike lanes by 2020.
City of Philadelphia
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 4, 2019, 2pm PDT
Cutting the board of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency out of the approvals process for implementing bike lanes in San Francisco could shave three months off the delivery schedule.
San Francisco Examiner
June 4, 2019, 10am PDT
Separated bike lanes and new pedestrian infrastructure have replaced traffic lanes on a mile of Manassas Street in Memphis.
The Field (ASLA)
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 31, 2019, 12pm PDT
Reducing the number of traffic lanes to improve bike and pedestrian safety can be inherently controversial when auto travel times are increased, and it can upset motorists further when they learn gas taxes are funding those safety improvements.
Los Angeles Times
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 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 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 15, 2019, 9am PDT
On March 8, 30-year-old Tess Rothstein of Berkeley was riding a rented Ford GoBike in San Francisco's SoMa district when a car door suddenly opened, forcing her outside the narrow white line of the conventional bike lane into the path of a truck.
San Francisco Examiner
March 12, 2019, 12pm PDT
Protected bike lanes, a relatively new addition to streets in the United States, are already evolving.
Greater Greater Washington
January 25, 2019, 9am PST
Robbing Peter to pay Paul.
Greater Greater Washington