The New York Times jumped into the ongoing conversation about why American road deaths are so rapidly outpacing the rest of the industrialized world — but the scratch-the-surface approach left a lot of causes and solutions on the table.
Metropolitan areas around the world struggle with the same problem: More people means more traffic. But what if a significant portion of people living in cities relied on cycling or other modes of active transport?
Birmingham grabbed headlines this week for its visionary new transport plan that will restrict car travel and expand sustainable transportation access throughout every inch of the city. Unfortunately, not our Birmingham.
But not that Birmingham.
In Europe, I used to cycle to most places. I was very surprised by the randomness and dangerousness of New York City’s bike lanes. Do the people who plan and build these lanes use them with their children?