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Archive for the ‘Biking’ Category

A People’s History of Recent Urban Transportation Innovation

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015
BEGINNING IN THE 1950S, THE MAJORITY OF TRANSPORTATION POLICY WAS ALMOST ENTIRELY AUTO-ORIENTED. WEST SIDE HIGHWAY, NEW YORK CITY, 1951. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS.

TRANSIT CENTER
Though much progress has been made in several cities, the human-oriented transportation changes examined here are not pervasive nationwide. Only a handful of cities have made lasting reforms that will stand the test of time, while the majority of federal and state transportation policies continue to support auto-oriented development. With the information here, we hope that more urban residents will take up the fight and continue to challenge the status quo and reclaim the streets that are the lifeblood of their cities.

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Indianapolis, IN: Transportation Tips With Emily Udell

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015
Indianapolis, IN: Transportation Tips With Emily Udell

On this segment of Chat with the Experts, Kiel Hauck talks with Emily Udell about transportation and road trip tips. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: http://goo.gl/ZvPc7V

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Oregon DOT: From Historic Road to Trail

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015
Oregon DOT: From Historic Road to Trail

Since 1987, the Oregon Department of Transportation has worked with partners to preserve, enhance and reconnect the Historic Columbia River Highway from an old road to a state trail with international significance. Much work has been accomplished – 63 of the original 73 miles are now open to travel. Only 10 miles are needed to complete the connection.

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America in 2015: Housing, Transportation, and Community

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015
Self-Reported Location

URBAN LAND INSTITUTE
In 2013, ULI published a national survey of Americans’ preferences and priorities regarding their communities, housing, and transportation. America in 2013 found that Americans were mostly satisfied with the quality of life in their communities and uncovered a strong desire for compact and mixed-use communities. America in 2015 expands upon the 2013 survey approach with new questions exploring priorities for and barriers around healthy communities and lifestyles.

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Olympic Cyclist Vs. Toaster: Can He Power It?

Monday, June 22nd, 2015
Olympic Cyclist Vs. Toaster: Can He Power It?

World famous track cyclist Robert Förstemann battles a 700w toaster. Can he, with his 74cm legs, generate enough energy to create a golden-brown toast?

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Chicago, IL: Cycling the New Bloomingdale Trail

Thursday, June 18th, 2015
Chicago, IL: Cycling the New Bloomingdale Trail

Take a ride on the Bloomingdale Trail from the western trailhead at Ridgeway Avenue in Humboldt Park to the eastern trailhead at Walsh Park in Bucktown.

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Road Diet Case Studies

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015
Road Diet Case Studies

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
A Road Diet is generally described as removing vehicle lanes from a roadway and reallocating the extra space for other uses or travelling modes, such as parking, sidewalks, bicycle lanes, transit use, turn lanes, medians or pedestrian refuge islands.
Road Diets have the potential to improve safety, provide operational benefits, and increase the quality of life for all road users. Road Diets can be relatively low cost if planned in conjunction with reconstruction or resurfacing projects since applying Road Diets consists primarily of restriping.

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NYC: One Minute Excerpt WillyB Bike Fly!

Monday, June 15th, 2015
NYC: One Minute Excerpt WillyB Bike Fly!

Always love the speed on the way down the Wiliamsburg Bridge in the ‘”red cage”. (And I was going much slower than usual.)

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Smart Mobility: Reducing Congestion & Fostering Faster, Greener, & Cheaper Transportation Options

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015
Smart Mobility

DELOITTE UNIVERSITY PRESS
For decades, governments have tried in vain to develop solutions to address congestion. High-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes and costly public transportation networks may have slowed the growth of congestion, but commute times continue to lengthen in America’s urban centers. Estimates suggest that only 15 percent in congestion savings can be achieved even with widespread deployment of such conventional measures to all major freeways…Clearly, a new approach is needed.

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Mayors Speak Up: Great Biking Means Great Cities

Friday, May 29th, 2015
Mayors Speak Up: Great Biking Means Great Cities

Mayors from around the USA speak up on behalf of bike lanes, discussing the many ways that cycling infrastructure has benefitted their communities.

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