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Archive for the ‘Biking’ Category

Brooklyn, NY: Expanding the Bike Lane System

Friday, July 18th, 2014
Brooklyn, NY: Expanding the Bike Lane System

Bike lanes in Brooklyn are getting a makeover. Safer, broader and away from pedestrian sidewalks, bike lanes in Williamsburg will help reduce the injuries and accidents that occcur from collision driven paths.

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Danville, CA: Iron Horse Bike Trail Brings Business

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
Danville, CA: Iron Horse Bike Trail Brings Business

The Iron Horse Trail serves bicyclists and walkers / joggers in the Walnut Creek and Danville areas of the San Francisco East Bay. The trail runs directly though the commercial area of Danville. The businesses see a direct benefit from the trail with hundreds of bicyclists and walkers shopping week in the area.

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Bicycling in New Brunswick, NJ

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
Bicycling in New Brunswick, NJ

The City of New Brunswick has installed shared lanes, known as sharrows, and dedicated bike lanes throughout the City. These lanes include a dedicated bike lane on Remsen Avenue and sharrows in the 2nd, 5th and 6th Wards. Other City funds are being used to create lanes in other non-residential areas of town, such as College Avenue.

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Lessons from the Green Lanes: Evaluating Protected Bike Lanes in the U.S.

Friday, July 4th, 2014
Figure ES-2. Protected Bike Lanes included in the research

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNITIES
As cities move to increase levels of bicycling for transportation, many practitioners and advocates have promoted the use of protected bike lanes (also known as “cycle tracks” or “protected bikeways”) as an important component in providing high-quality urban infrastructure for cyclists. These on-street lanes provide more space and physical separation between the bike lane and motor vehicle lane compared with traditional striped bike lanes. However, few U.S. cities have direct experiences with their design and operations, in part because of the limited design guidance provided in the past.

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Stamford, CT Wants Bike Lanes NOW

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014
Stamford, CT Wants Bike Lanes NOW

Stamford’s most passionate cyclists are rallying here at the town’s middle school, making their request loud and clear: They want bike lanes throughout the city and they want them now.

“So many people looking down while they’re driving – in town and they’re going 30 or 40 mph. It’s downright frightening,” said Kevin O’Shea.

The rally is fighting to have bike lanes placed here on High Ridge Road, where people drive at least 40mph if not faster.

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Palo Alto, CA: Everybody Loves Green Bike Lanes

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
Palo Alto, CA: Everybody Loves Green Bike Lanes

We’re thrilled to see our newly installed third corridor of green bike lanes getting lots of use!
-City of Palo Alto on YouTube

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Modes Less Traveled—Bicycling and Walking to Work in the United States

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
Figure 2. How People Commute to Work: 2008–2012 (In percent. Data based on sample. For information on confidentiality protection, sampling error, nonsampling error, and definitions, see www.census.gov/acs/www/)

UNITED STATES CENSUS BUREAU
Bicycling and walking make up a relatively small portion of commuting activity in the United States, but these nonmotorized travel modes play important roles within many of the nation’s local transportation systems. Infrastructure that supports bicycling and walking expands transportation options and may complement other forms of transportation by supplementing segments of trips. Several state and local agencies have taken steps to promote pedestrian and bicycle travel.

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Outcomes of the Nonmotorized Transportation Program

Monday, June 16th, 2014
Table 1: Pilot Communities

FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION
The program was intended to “demonstrate the extent to which bicycling and walking can carry a significant part of the transportation load, and represent a major portion of the transportation solution, within selected communities.” Throughout the program to date, the four communities, each with unique physical and demographic characteristics, identified and implemented a locally devised strategy to significantly increase the use of nonmotorized transportation, along with the accompanying safety, environmental, and health benefits. This report represents the culmination of that initial implementation and analytical effort.

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Retro Infra: Bill Cosby, ’70s film “Bicycles are Beautiful”

Thursday, June 12th, 2014
Retro Infra: Bill Cosby, ’70s film “Bicycles are Beautiful”

1970s Bicycles Are Beautiful – Film With Bill Cosby.

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Bicyclist Safety Must Be A Priority

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
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LEAGUE OF AMERICAN BICYCLISTS
This year, the U.S. Department of Transportation will decide how it will hold states accountable for public safety on our nation’s roadways. The League strongly believes that the Federal Highway Administration needs to set a national performance measure for safety that includes non-motorized safety.

Based on our experience with Every Bicyclists Counts, there is a clear role for the USDOT and state DOTs in reducing the number of bicyclist fatalities and improving our understanding of the risks bicyclists face.

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