Bicycle Planning

February 14, 2010, 11am PST
Mike Lydon discusses the importance of creating "bikeway networks" -- systems of bike lanes and infrastructures that have varied forms for varied situations.
Reconnecting America
February 12, 2010, 12pm PST
The Portland City Council unanimously approved a $613 million, 20 year plan to improve the city's bike infrastructure.
Portland Business Journal
January 20, 2010, 6am PST
While in Copenhagen for climate talks in December, U.S. officials got a taste of Danish-style bicycle planning. Some of them liked what they saw, but translating that infrastructure here in the States is no easy task.
January 19, 2010, 11am PST
The National Association of City Transportation Officials has launched an initiative to help members better plan for and implement infrastructure for cyclists.
December 16, 2009, 1pm PST
Figures from a new report indicate that cycling is on the decline in Portland, widely considered America's top biking city.
Willamette Week
December 14, 2009, 2pm PST
Streetsfilm reports from Copenhagen during the UN climate summit, looking at the city's innovative bicycle infrastructure, including a prominent bicycle counter next to a lane to inspire civic pride.
December 11, 2009, 8am PST
New York City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, Congressman Earl Blumenauer, and rock star David Byrne recently offered their thoughts on making cities more bike friendly.
October 26, 2009, 10am PDT
An updated version of the agency's strategic plan aims to double bicycle modeshare by 2012 compared to 2007 levels.
August 19, 2009, 7am PDT
Bicycles are on the rise in New York City, where more and more people are making bikes a major part of their transportation diet. City officials say it's the fastest-growing mode of transport.
July 19, 2009, 9am PDT
Pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure is a part of transportation, whether some elected officials like it or not. In this piece from <em>Citiwire</em>, Neal Peirce writes that this fact is becoming increasingly clear.
July 7, 2009, 6am PDT
As some cities in the Rust Belt depopulate, they present opportunities to develop into new bike utopias. This op-ed from <em>The New York Times</em> argues Detroit is a perfect example.
The New York Times
Blog post
June 23, 2009, 5pm PDT

I am a bicycle commuter in Los Angeles, which on the face of it is a pretty tricky proposition. The major boulevards here are designed like freeways, and people use them as such. Pico, Highland, Sepulveda, Olympic- these streets were built for speed and make commuting not a little tricky for your serious bicycle commuter.

Tim Halbur
June 19, 2009, 12pm PDT
The Los Angeles City Council's Transportation Committee revealed its new proposed bicycle plan on Weds. to a packed house and a chorus of boos.
June 3, 2009, 6am PDT
Los Angeles released the first piece of its Bike Master Plan and received a variety of reactions.
May 29, 2009, 6am PDT
Alamo Heights, a suburb of San Antonio, grapples with whether to adopt a "New Urbanist" (but slightly more traditional) approach to its major thoroughfare to improve pedestrian and bicycle access.
San Antonio Express-News
Blog post
May 27, 2009, 10am PDT

A friend introduced me yesterday to rambunctious bicycling advocate Fred Oswald via a recent article out of Cleveland’s press. Much debate swirls around his not-so-uncommon opinions. Mr. Oswald’s argument can be boiled down to two points: supporting a critical need for much more bicycling education on sharing public roadways with other vehicles, and fighting an industry-borne fallacy that breaking up streets with allocated spaces, such as bike lanes, is good for the biking community. The former is, of course, not contestable. We all agree that safety and training are absolutely critical to developing a strong and healthy bicycling community.

Ian Sacs
May 4, 2009, 9am PDT
Planetizen has teamed up with <a href="">National Journal</a>, a weekly politics and policy magazine, to explore transportation issues. As part of National Journal's <a href="">Transportation Experts blog</a>, we've asked Planetizen Interchange bloggers and National Journal's Transportation Experts whether money from the Highway Trust Fund should be used for non-highway projects like bike lanes and pedestrian walkways.
April 8, 2009, 2pm PDT
While auto sales are in the toilet, bicycle shops are having a banner year. The Infrastructurist reports on the pedaling revolution.
December 5, 2008, 11am PST
A court order prohibits new bicycle infrastructure in San Francisco, but its Municipal Transportation Agency and Planning Department have crafted a 1,353-page Draft Environmental Impact Report to make a case against it.
November 18, 2008, 11am PST
Researchers in Asia are warning that unless governments start to make their urban planning policies more bicycle-friendly, bikes could virtually disappear from the urban environment within a decade.
The Jakarta Post