Montreal: Youth, extraordinary bravery and helmets are unnecessary. Montreal: A two-way, buffered bike lane on a residential street. Montreal: A two-way, physically-separated bike lane on a busy avenue. Berlin: Bike lanes along this busy avenue are clearly differentiated from the street and sidewalk using color and physical separation. Berlin: Bike lanes often share sidewalk space […]
In response to COVID-19, Berlin built 25.9 kilometers of pop-up bicycle lanes along key arterial roads with multiple car travel lanes in each direction, among other improvements. Here's what happened next.
With all the kerfuffle in Washington right now over the federal transportation law and the crisis in the Highway Trust Fund, it seems like an appropriate time to be reminded of the role that federal dollars play in funding bicycle infrastructure. Today, Streetsblog Network member DC Bicycle Transportation Examiner has a post doing exactly that: […]
The debate is over, and as of today the Ninth St. bike lanes are swiftly becoming a reality. Photo: Courtesy Zoe Ryder White
An urbanist moved from S.F. to Berlin last year. He reflects on how a progressive city can transform
This week we’re joined by Roland Stimpel of the German Pedestrian Association Fussverkehr. Stimpel chats with us about Berlin’s new mobility laws, including the 2018 Mobility Act and 2021’s pedestrian law amendments. We also talk about SUVs, the struggle to find public servants, and Ampelmännchen, the traffic-light man.