Today’s Headlines

  • Columbus, Ohio, Wins $50 Million U.S. DOT “Smart City” Grant (TechCrunch)
  • Sprawling Waukesha, WI, Gets Approval to Pipe Water Out of Lake Michigan (Chicago Tribune)
  • Seattle Times Says City Must Improve Transit, Then Argues for More Studies
  • Philly to Paint Mile-Long Mural on Street Median to “Spruce Up” for DNC (Inquirer)
  • Minneapolis Trying to Beat Portland in Bike Infrastructure (Guardian)
  • MA Lawmaker Intros Bill to Allow Boston to Lower Speed Limit (Statehouse News — Paywall)
  • No Major Meltdowns on Day Two of Metro’s Safety Closures (WaPo)
  • Denver’s Bike Lane Plan: Underfunded and Behind Schedule (9News)
  • San Diego Okays Nine Miles of Bike Lanes Downtown (KPBS)
  • vnm

    I couldn’t tell if the audio on the L.I.E. sociopath link was from the video or the car ad that was playing at the same time!

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Bike Month Begins, Minneapolis Brings Home Cycling Gold

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Despite having the coldest winter weather of any major U.S. city, Minneapolis has the second highest rate of bike commuting in the country, after Portland. Ridership throughout the city is up 21 percent since 2007 and in some neighborhoods, it’s up as much as 132 percent. Clearly, chilly Minneapolis has become a hot place to […]

Have Toronto’s Bike Lane Butchers Found Another Target?

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How did Toronto — a great global city of glass highrises and extensive transit — come to be the only city in North America actively removing bike lanes? This city has 20,000 daily cycle commuters [PDF], and a population density that is well above San Francisco’s. We’re talking about Jane Jacobs’ adopted home city here, […]

Portland Tries Out “Advisory Bike Lanes”

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Portland is importing a new kind of bike lane design from the Netherlands. “Advisory bike lanes” allow drivers to use the bike lane space if they have to — and if it’s safe. Jonathan Maus at Bike Portland reports that advisory bike lanes are intended for streets with high bike traffic but not a high volume of […]

Portland Tries Out "Advisory Bike Lanes"

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Portland is importing a new kind of bike lane design from the Netherlands. “Advisory bike lanes” allow drivers to use the bike lane space if they have to — and if it’s safe. Jonathan Maus at Bike Portland reports that advisory bike lanes are intended for streets with high bike traffic but not a high volume of […]