Separated Cycle Tracks

Complete Street Makeover in the Works for 2nd Street in San Francisco

Planners in San Francisco are working on a complete street redo of a key corridor through the SoMa neighborhood that will connect downtown, Mission Bay, and the Central Waterfront.

December 5, 2014 - Socket Site

Seattle Adjusts Signals for Downtown Protected Bike Lane

Brandon G. Donnelly reports that after implementing a Downtown protected bike lane along 2nd Avenue, Seattle has had to make some adjustments to the signaling for the lane.

September 22, 2014 - Architect This City

Redesign for Seattle's Notoriously Unsafe 2nd Avenue Bike Lane

Seattle is hoping to transform the 2nd Avenue bike lane from the cities worst—location of 60 bike collisions in the last four years—to a demonstration of the state-of-the-art in bike infrastructure design.

July 25, 2014 - Crosscut

Los Angeles' 'Premier Complete Street' Clears Final Hurdle

The MyFigueroa project, long-delayed and almost-dead on more than one occasion, will move ahead free of local opposition. The project, which includes the city's first separated cycle track, will become Los Angeles' "premier complete street."

May 4, 2014 - LA Streetsblog

Road Diet

Removing a Vehicle Lane? It’s Not the End of the World

Most members of the public are still very skeptical that removing a vehicle lane won’t cause terrible congestion—especially on already busy streets. A recent articles details some of the counter arguments to those concerns.

March 9, 2014 - Calgary Herald

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