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Friday’s Headlines Gotta Keep ‘Em Separated

Want more people to bike and fewer people to drive? Give cyclists protected bike lanes.

Robin Stallings|

Sevilla, Spain continues to expand its network of protected bike lanes, which reached 185km in by early 2022. The engineering design of Sevilla’s cycle tracks is continually being improved to increase safety and reduce stress. Photo: Robin Stallings

  • A study out of Cambridge, Massachusetts found that separated bike lanes significantly increase the number of cyclists and reduce driving. (Momentum Mag)
  • Joe Biden made the bipartisan infrastructure law a major part of his State of the Union address. (CBS News)
  • A proposed Federal Highway Administration rule would require states to incorporate vulnerable users like cyclists and pedestrians into their road safety plans (Smart Cities Dive), a step that's supported by one transportation expert at Traffic Technology Today.
  • By a nearly two-to-one margin, Los Angeles voters supported Measure HLA, which will force the city to follow through on complete streets plans during road projects. (L.A. Times)
  • Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey continues to buy into Uber and Lyft's threats that they'll leave the city if the council enacts a minimum wage for ride-hailing drivers. (Star Tribune)
  • Washington state is siding with trees over parking. (The Urbanist)
  • Tucson officials seem likely to keep their transit system fare-free. (Arizona Daily Star)
  • NBC Washington shows how Alexandria, Virginia achieved Vision Zero.
  • Arlington, Virginia is experimenting with hardened centerlines that protect pedestrians by forcing drivers to move more slowly when they turn left. (ARLnow)
  • Baton Rouge bikeshare Tandem Mobility is offering free rides this weekend. (brproud)
  • The Riverfront Times reports that a St. Louis Target with the worst parking lot in America is up for sale.

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