Today’s Headlines

  • A Bike Lane Has Become a Defining Issue in the Charleston Mayoral Race (Post and Courier)
  • Enormous Dallas Suburb Plano Passes Plan Calling for More Urban Development (D Magazine)
  • Larry Summers Says Fixing Roads Would Pay for Itself (WaPo)
  • Poll: 70 Percent of Americans Want More Road Funding (The Hill)
  • Downtown Denver Gets a Protected Bike Lane (CBS Denver)
  • Four Pedestrians Injured by Elderly Driver in Suburban Atlanta (WSB-TV)
  • Bicycling Up 30 Percent Along Salt Lake City’s New Protected Bike Lane (Deseret News)
  • The Skyrocketing Cost of the Bay Bridge in San Francisco (CityLab)

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Denver’s Big Opportunity for World-Class Streets

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Just a few months ago, Denver opened its first protected bike lane on 15th Street. But was that a one-off project or will the Mile High City change the way it designs streets citywide? The city’s approach to the redesign of Broadway will give a pretty strong indication of how serious Denver leaders are about […]

Four Ways Protected Bike Lanes Benefit Businesses

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The question isn’t whether your city can afford high-quality bike infrastructure anymore, say our friends at the Green Lane Project. It’s whether your city can afford not to. The Green Lane Project has been working with the Alliance for Biking and Walking on a study examining the different ways protected bike lanes help local businesses. […]

Does the Gender Disparity in Engineering Harm Cycling in the U.S.?

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A study published in this month’s American Journal of Public Health finds that highly influential transportation engineers relied on shoddy research to defend policies that discourage the development of protected bike lanes in the U.S. In their paper, the researchers point out that male-dominated engineering panels have repeatedly torpedoed street designs that have greater appeal […]

Study: Motorists Give Cyclists in Bike Lanes More Room When Passing

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Drivers give cyclists a wider berth on streets with painted bike lanes than on streets with no bike lanes, according to a new study by a Canadian research team with the University of Waterloo [PDF]. Common sense? Sure, but it’s more evidence that cyclists feel safer in dedicated infrastructure for a reason. Researchers from the University of Waterloo […]