Today’s Headlines

  • To Understand the Debt Crisis, Just Look At Our Inability to Raise the Gas Tax (Infrastructurist)
  • In Remarks on S&P Downgrade, Obama Again Pushes For Infrastructure Bank (JOC)
  • Canada Struggles With Its Own Infrastructure Maintenance Backlog After Tunnel Collapse (CNews)
  • Hand-Drawn Infographic Shows How Bike Touring Benefits Rural Economies (Path Less Pedaled)
  • What’s the Role of Labor in the Transportation Debate? (National Journal)
  • Cobb County Just Gets Less and Less Transit-Friendly (AP)
  • Bogota Built Bike Lanes When It Had No Bike Commuters — And Now It Has 5% Mode Share (Streetfilms)
  • Is Sprawl the Real Reason Behind the Israel/Palestine Conflict? (Yglesias)
  • Immigrants and Low-Income People Migrating to the Suburbs (TNR)
  • If Any City Is Going to Do Bike-Share Right, It’s Portland. Here’s How (BikePortland)


Bike-Share and Bike Lanes: The Chicken and Egg Debate

Which should come first, good bike infrastructure or bike-share? This is a matter of some debate, and we don’t pretend to have a definitive answer. But we do have some instructive research. While it’s obviously ideal to have bike infrastructure prior to embarking on a bike-share program, many communities, like Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Dayton, Ohio, […]

Annual Bike-Share Passes Now Cost Just $5 for Low-Income D.C. Residents

Cities all over the country have been experimenting with ways to make bike-share service accessible to people who don’t have a credit card and about $100 to drop all at once on an annual membership. In the last few years, Boston and Chicago both started offering $5 annual memberships for low-income residents. Edward Russell at Greater Greater Washington reports that […]

Bike Lane-less Dallas Inches Forward

Competition between cities is a healthy thing when it comes to bike infrastructure. Of course, the thing about competitions is, somebody’s going to wind up being the loser, for lack of a better word. And in the race for bike-friendliness, Dallas, Texas is bringing up the rear. Dallas is the largest US city without a […]