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. […]

What’s the Best Way to Make Biking Mainstream in a Car-Centric City?

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How can you turn a car-dependent city into a place where most people feel safe cycling for transportation? Researchers in Auckland, New Zealand, created a predictive model to assess how different policies affect cycling rates over several years. In a paper published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives [PDF], they concluded that a combination of protected […]

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 […]