Support for InfrastructureUSA.org
has been provided by these organizations and individuals:

John Hennessy III,
P.E.

Archive for the ‘Biking’ Category

Federal Highway Administration: Making Walking & Biking Safer

Friday, January 16th, 2015
Federal Highway Administration: Making Walking & Biking Safer

See how FHWA and its partners collaborate to make biking and walking safer, affordable, more accessible, and an integral part of livable communities. To learn more about how FHWA works, visit http://www.fhwa.dot.gov

View this complete post...

Louisville, KY: Bike Lane Confusion

Friday, January 9th, 2015
Louisville, KY: Bike Lane Confusion

As Louisville continues to become a more bike friendly city, drivers are having a hard time coping with the new bike lanes. The mayor addresses the public on the new lanes opening up, and the traffic rules that accompany them.

View this complete post...

Paying to Maintain Bicycle & Pedestrian Facilities

Friday, December 26th, 2014
Paying to Maintain Bicycle & Pedestrian Facilities

Webinar from Advocacy Advance, a partnership between the League of American Bicyclists and the Alliance for Biking & Walking, presents options for communities to pay for maintenance of trails, bike lanes, and sidewalks.

View this complete post...

Connecting Low-Income People to Opportunity with Shared Mobility

Monday, December 22nd, 2014
Table: What types of trips are different shared mobility types useful for?

INSTITUTE FOR TRANSPORTATION & DEVELOPMENT POLICY
LIVING CITIES
In the last decade, shared mobility services have taken off across the United States as a complement to local public transit and an alternate to private car ownership…These services, which include car-share, bike-share and ride-share, maximize the use of vehicles by sharing them among multiple users, encourage more transport options, and aim to reduce transportation costs for users. While mass rapid transit moves the most people most efficiently and is the backbone for urban development, this paper is concerned mostly with recent advances in low-volume passenger carrier models in the United States. The purpose of this report is to highlight the potential for shared mobility systems such as bike-share and car-share to benefit low-income individuals.

View this complete post...

NYC: Audit Report on the Maintenance of Bike Share Equipment

Friday, December 19th, 2014
Agency Response Of the eight recommendation made in this audit, seven were directed to NYCBS and one to DOT. In its response, NYCBS generally agreed with 6 of the 7 recommendations made to the company and did not address our recommendation that it review its operating practices for addressing DOT complaints to ensure that station and bike cleanliness is addressed in a timely manner. DOT agreed to implement the one recommendation directed to the agency.

THE CITY OF NEW YORK OFFICE OF THE COMPTROLLER
During the audit period, NYCBS failed to maintain Citi Bike program equipment (bikes and stations) as required by its contract with DOT and its own internal operating procedures. Specifically, NYCBS did not: (1) perform maintenance checks on all bicycles on a monthly basis; (2) perform station inspections twice per week; (3) ensure that on-street maintenance checks of bikes were properly documented; (4) respond within the required timeframes to cleanliness issues with bicycles and stations after discovery or notification of problems; and (5) maintain connectivity of stations to its main database at required levels. As a result of these deficiencies, the riding public is exposed to increased safety risks and customer satisfaction is potentially jeopardized.

View this complete post...

Frederick, MD: Hood College Class Evaluates Bike Lanes

Friday, December 12th, 2014
Frederick, MD: Hood College Class Evaluates Bike Lanes

Students in Hood College’s ENSP 101 study the effects of a bike lane in their Frederick, MD neighborhood.

View this complete post...

Learning from Sprawl

Thursday, December 4th, 2014
Learning from Sprawl

What is urban sprawl? In this 3-minute history of urban form, Ryan Gravel, Senior Urban Designer at Perkins+Will in Atlanta, explores the cultural motivations for today’s sprawl, then connects the dots to predict a hopeful future for our cities.

View this complete post...

Charlottesville, VA: Getting to Know UVA’s High-Tech UBikes

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014
Charlottesville, VA: Getting to Know UVA’s High-Tech UBikes

Learn how to use the new bike share system at University of Virginia!

View this complete post...

Do You ORCycle? New App Aims to Improve Cycling in Oregon

Friday, November 14th, 2014
ORCycle

Responding to a clear lack of data relating to infrastructure issues, safety, and cycling routes, ORCycle proposes to connect cyclists directly with transportation planners, potentially leading to rapid improvements in the efficiency and safety of Oregon’s cycling network.

View this complete post...

Understanding Bikesharing Trends During a Period of Rapid Expansion

Friday, November 7th, 2014
Figure1: IT-based public bikeshare systems

MINETA TRANSPORTATION INSTITUTE

View this complete post...

Receive Infra Update, our email newsletter.

Follow InfraUSA on Twitter Facebook YouTube Flickr
Show us your infra! Show us your infra!

Video, stills and tales. Share images of the Infra in your community that demands attention. Post your ideas about national Infra issues. Go ahead. Show Us Your Infra!  Upload and instantly share your message.

Polls Polls

Is the administration moving fast enough on Infra issues? Are Americans prepared to pay more taxes for repairs? Should job creation be the guiding determination? Vote now!

Views

What do the experts think? This is where the nation's public policy organizations, trade associations and think tanks weigh in with analysis on Infra issues. Tell them what you think.  Ask questions.  Share a different view.

Blog

The Infra Blog offers cutting edge perspective on a broad spectrum of Infra topics. Frequent updates and provocative posts highlight hot button topics -- essential ingredients of a national Infra dialogue.