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Door Zone

Reactions to Cleveland's Backwards Bike Lane

A photo of a "backwards" buffered bike lane in Cleveland prompts commentary from the planning community. What is gained by separating bike lane and curb?

November 16, 2015 - People for Bikes

The Design Decision Behind Cleveland's Backwards Buffered Bike Lanes

The curious case of Cleveland's new "buffered" bike lanes. The question: Why are the buffers placed between the bike lane and the curb?

September 19, 2015 - Streetsblog USA

A First: Private Sector Prepares Regional Bike Plan, Backed with Cash

There are intercity Google buses, Google ferries, and now, a Google bike plan to connect neighboring Silicon Valley cities to the growing North Bayshore area of Mountain View. Google is offering $5 million to cities to implement the plan.

June 22, 2015 - Guardian Cities

New York Bike Lane

Bike Lanes a Win-Win for Cyclists and Drivers

A recent study by the New York City Department of Transportation on buffered bike lane interventions showed maintained traffic speeds while cyclist safety increased.

September 15, 2014 - CityLab

Nashville's New Bike-Friendly Bonafides: Bike Boxes

Bike boxes, a European import, may not have received as much attention other novel bike facilities such as protected bike lanes, but they are spreading. Nashville's first bike box accompanies a road diet and buffered bike lanes.

September 10, 2014 - The Tennessean

A Buffer is Better

What's the best street design to keep bicyclists safely out of the door zone? A buffered bike lane beats a conventional bike lane or "wide curb lane" according to a recent study published in TRB, based on observations in Chicago and Cambridge, Mass.

August 1, 2014 - Chi.Streetsblog

Portland Bike Safety Signage

The Number One Reason Why Portland is a Bike-Friendly City

In one word: safety. And, as Sarah Laskow explains, the more folks take to riding, the safer the streets become, so it builds on itself. Critical to road safety is bike infrastructure, like protected bike lanes, bike boxes and bike traffic signals.

January 6, 2014 - Grist

Chicago Adding Protected Bike Lanes to Appeal to Young Professionals

Art Golab reports on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to make Chicago "the bike friendliest city in the country," which the mayor hopes will attract and keep high tech companies and their workers. The best part? The entire city benefits!

August 8, 2012 - Chicago Sun-Times

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