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Green painted bike lane protected by rown of parking.

Oklahoma City Begins Work on Parking-Protected Bike Lane

The project is part of the city’s broader plan to improve bike and pedestrian infrastructure and road safety.

November 30, 2023 - The Oklahoman

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San Antonio Awarded Federal Grant for Bike Lanes

The $16 grant will fund a two-way, separated bike lane in the city’s downtown.

November 26, 2023 - San Antonio Current

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West Hollywood Commits to Protected Bike Lanes

A motion passed by the city council calls for protected infrastructure on the city’s future bike projects.

November 12, 2023 - Westside Voice

Cyclists riding on green painted bike lane protected by flexible post delineators in Chicago, Illinois.

Chicago Had a Banner Year for Bike Infrastructure

The city built more bike lane miles in 2023 than in any previous year.

November 5, 2023 - Streetsblog Chicago

Google Maps street view of McGuinness Boulevard, four-lane road in Brooklyn with green sign for I-278W to BQE and Staten Island.

New York Bike Lane Generates Confusion

A compromise road diet with “flex lanes” falls short of its promise.

October 30, 2023 - Curbed

Bike lane in Boulder, Colorado with tall concrete barrier separating it from vehicle lanes and one cyclist passing by.

Boulder Bike Lane Barriers First in Nation

The Colorado city will install concrete barriers to physically separate bikes from vehicle lanes.

October 25, 2023 - City of Boulder

Close-up of 'bike lane' road sign with bike logo

Feared Traffic Increase From New Bike Lanes Failed to Materialize

Data from a much-criticized bike lane project in Montgomery County shows no noticeable decrease in vehicle capacity and a sharp decrease in bike fatalities.

August 13, 2023 - Greater Greater Washington

View of Culver City street with stoplights, white cars, and palm trees sillhouetted against a purple sunset sky

Opinion: Save Culver City’s Bus and Bike Lanes

The small Los Angeles County city could remove 1.3-miles of protected bike and bus lanes installed during the Covid-19 pandemic.

April 20, 2023 - Los Angeles Times

Street-level view of sharrow symbol on asphalt with parked car in background

Calls to Stop Relying on Sharrows Grow Louder

The painted symbols can not only fail to protect bike riders, but can actually make riding conditions less safe.

March 8, 2023 - Momentum Magazine

Close-up of black traffic light with green bike symbol lit up and blurry urban scene in background

New Mexico Could Require Protected Bike Lanes With Road Projects

A proposed bill would require larger towns to add protected bike lanes to any new road improvements and direct state funding to applicable projects.

March 6, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

An e-bike is plugged into a public charger on a sunny day.

E-Bikes and the Bike Infrastructure of the Future

What will the future hold for cycling and bike infrastructure? With the introduction of e-bikes, the landscape of cycling, and even the definition of a bike, is changing.

January 9, 2023 - Eric Carlson

Old brick buildings line Central Avenue in Baltimore. The street is filled with construction equipment.

Protected Bike Lanes, Vehicle Lane Reductions Cause Stir in Baltimore

Residents and business operators say they weren’t warned about a road diet planned for a major thoroughfare in Baltimore. Planners and advocates say the changes have been a long time coming.

November 30, 2022 - The Baltimore Sun

Aerial view of downtown Omaha, Nebraska with lake in foreground

Omaha to Lose its Only Protected Bike Lane

With an 18-month pilot program coming to an end, local officials plan to dismantle the city’s only protected bike lane.

October 2, 2022 - Omaha World-Herald

Green protected two-way bike lane

Protected Bike Lane Yields Positive Results in North Kansas City

A one-mile protected bike lane has been shown to decrease driver speeds and attract more cyclists to the route.

September 26, 2022 - Smart Cities Dive

Street-level view of sharrow symbol on asphalt with parked car in background

How Sharrows Became Cycling’s Most Hated Symbol

Originally designed as a low-cost way to encourage safer road sharing between bikes and cars, the sharrow has become a symbol of the lack of commitment to protected bike infrastructure in many cities.

August 2, 2022 - Denverite

A rider on a Citibike on a bike lane in New York City

New York Could Use Cameras To Keep Drivers Out of Bike Lanes

A proposed state bill would permit New York City’s transportation department to install up to 50 cameras that would monitor bike lane violations, with drivers that block bike lanes facing a $50 fine.

July 26, 2022 - CityLab

Chicago Bike Lane

Chicago Bike Lanes To Get Concrete Curbs

The city plans to upgrade its entire protected bike lane network with concrete barriers by the end of 2023.

June 30, 2022 - ABC 7 Chicago

Protected bike lane New York

How To Sustain the E-Bike Boom: Make Riders Feel Safe

Riders of electric and non-electric bikes alike agree that they would ride more if they felt safer on city streets, signaling a need for an increased focus on bike infrastructure.

May 19, 2022 - Bloomberg

Houston City Park

How Houston Is Growing its Bike Infrastructure

The famously car-centric city is investing more than ever in bike infrastructure, with ambitious plans to build 1,800 miles of protected bike lanes and trails.

May 3, 2022 - The Houston Chronicle

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Protected Bike Lanes Deliver Numerous Benefits, Study Says. But Is it Enough to Change State Law?

Advocates in Philadelphia are pushing state lawmakers to finally pass a law to make it easier to install protected bike lanes on state routes.

April 13, 2022 - PlanPhilly

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