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Archive for the ‘Biking’ Category

STREETFILMS: Ten Awesome Transportation “Best Practices” from Ten Great Cities!

Monday, February 23rd, 2015
STREETFILMS: Ten Awesome Transportation “Best Practices” from Ten Great Cities!

Up front: Streetfilms has hardly travelled everywhere on the globe, but of the places we have been here are ten cities and the great things they do to make a livable city. Now just imagine a city that did all ten of these things really well!

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STREETFILMS: America’s Love Affair With Great City Streets

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
STREETFILMS: America’s Love Affair With Great City Streets

All across America people are falling in love with cities. People are craving interaction with their fellow humans. They don’t want to commute long distances to work. They want to be able to safely walk around their neighborhoods and support the vitality of public spaces and the transformation of city streets.

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The Innovative Transportation Index

Monday, February 9th, 2015
Table ES-1. Top Cities with Abundant Choices

FRONTIER GROUP
U.S. PIRG EDUCATION FUND
Rapid technological advances have enabled the creation of new transportation tools that make it possible for more Americans to live full and engaged lives without owning a car. Many of these new tools have been in existence for less than a decade – some for less than five years – but they have spread rapidly to cities across the United States.

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Cycling to Transit

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA GEOMATICS PROGRAM
Mobility hubs are major transit access points and an integrated part of multi-modal transportation planning efforts. For the implementation of bicycle infrastructure improvements around mobility hubs a better understanding of bicycle access distances is needed. Using responses from onboard travel surveys in three US metropolitan areas this study found that median bicycle access distances to transit stations are within the buffer radii suggested for community hubs (1 mile) and gateway hubs (2 miles) in long range transportation plans.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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