Today’s Headlines

  • Now’s the Time to Take on the Transportation Bill (Detroit Free Press)
  • A New Year Brings a Slew of New Transit Projects (Transport Politic)
  • The GOP: Greener Than You Think? (Politico)
  • Metro’s Random Bag Checks Draw Criticism (WaPo)
  • Pony Up: Transportation Costs in New York Are Rising Fast (NYT)
  • How to Make a Better Traffic Light (WebUrbanist)
  • You, Too, Can Explore the Dank Underbelly of New York City (NPR)
  • Biking in 2011: Bike-sharing, Backlash, E-bikes, and More (Grist)
  • Metro Eyes Next Generation Fare Cards (Washington Examiner)
  • Will Oil Hit $5 Per Gallon by 2012?  (TruckTrend)

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Why Aren’t American Bike-Share Systems Living Up to Their Potential?

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As policy director at the New York City Department of Transportation from 2007 to June, 2014, Jon Orcutt shepherded the nation’s largest bike-share system through the earliest stages of planning, a wide-ranging public engagement process, and, last year, the rollout of hundreds of Citi Bike stations. That makes Orcutt, formerly of Transportation Alternatives and the Tri-State Transportation […]

The Freezing NYC-DC Bike Ride to Support Women in Cycling

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The 2014 National Bike Summit is underway in our nation’s capital, starting with the Women’s Bicycling Forum, with its focus on expanding the share of women on two wheels. You can follow along on Twitter at #womenbike. In 2009, according to the League of American Bicyclists, women accounted for just 24 percent of bike trips […]

How to Build a Thriving, Equitable Bike-Share System

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Bike-share has the capability to expand access to jobs and transit for communities in need of better transportation options — but only if the system is set up and operated in an equitable way. Our latest collaboration with the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) examines how to build a thriving, equitable bike-share system. At the end […]

NYC Gets Its First-Ever Physically-Separated Bike Path

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The Department of Transportation revealed plans for New York City’s first-ever physically-separated bike lane, or "cycle track," at a Manhattan Community Board 4 meeting last night. The new bike path will run southbound on Ninth Avenue from W. 23rd to W. 16th Street in Manhattan. Unlike the typical Class II on-street bike lane in which […]