Today’s Headlines

  • Transit Agencies Push for More Funding in Transportation Bill (The Hill)
  • Detroit Gets Funds to Launch Bike-Share (NextCity)
  • New Report from CNU: A Freeway Free San Francisco
  • “MARTA Army” Trying to Improve Transit in Atlanta (GPB)
  • What Volvo Thinks Passengers Will Do When Cars Drive Themselves (The Verge)
  • California City Ordered to Pay $6M to Family of Slain Cyclist Due to Dangerous Street (Desert Sun)
  • Baton Rouge Parties Reach “Compromise” Over Keeping Parked Cars Out of Bike Lanes (Biz Report)
  • Edmonton Council Votes to Remove Bike Lane (360Ched)
  • Saudi Arabia to Back Tax on Empty Land (Newsmax via Overhead Wire)

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Cyclists Need More Than Bike Lanes

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Think bike lanes are enough to get people biking? WalkBikeCT would have you think again. A post on this Streetsblog Network member site today says that a more comprehensive planning approach is necessary to make most people feel safe on two wheels: Photo from BikePortland.org‘s photo pool on Flickr. The reason cycling as transportation is […]

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. […]

Could DC Add Bike Lanes to Its Traffic Circles?

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Roundabouts can have big safety and environmental benefits, but can they be adapted to be great places for bicycling as well? “DC’s big traffic circles are notoriously difficult places to bike,” writes Dan Malouff at BeyondDC. “They have multiple lanes of intimidating and zig-zagging car traffic, and sidewalks too packed with pedestrians to be good […]

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 […]