November 6, 2019

Dozens of cyclists cruised down winding trails Sunday in southeast Baton Rouge following the official opening of a bridge over Ward Creek connecting what is to eventually become a 13-mile bike and pedestrian path linking major shopping areas and medical complexes.

The ride on a crisp, sunny morning was meant to celebrate BREC's completion of a key part of the...

July 22, 2019

Spring Garden Street through Center City may only be 2.1 miles long, but it represents an opportunity for the cycling community — in Philadelphia and across the entire east coast.  

In 2009, the street was selected through a Center City Greenway Feasibility Study conducted by Pennsylvania Environmental Council as the East Coast Greenway alignment through...

May 29, 2019

Cities that build protected lanes for cyclists end up with safer roads for people on bikes and people in cars and on foot, a new study of 12 large metropolises revealed Wednesday.

Researchers at the University of Colorado Denver and the University of New Mexico discovered cities with protected and separated bike lanes had 44 percent fewer deaths than the aver...

September 26, 2018

The Netherlands, land of bikes and good design, is no stranger to clever takes on the bike lane. Some of them glow, while others are paved with asphalt made with recycled toilet paper. Now you can add the world’s first bike lane made from recycled plastic to the list.

A new 100-foot stretch of bike lane in Zwolle is made from 70 percent recycled plastic, whic...

July 12, 2018

Based on hype alone, the rise of dockless electric scooters appears to be the most meaningful shift towards a more multimodal, less car-centric future this year. But advocates for electric bikes believe that the growth of new, shared options for boosted bikes suggest they’re also prime to play a role in the evolution of urban transportation.

During a press co...

February 27, 2018

If you build it, they will come.

It is a standard trope where I live in Toronto that nobody uses the bike lanes in winter and it is a waste of space that could be used for storing or moving cars; the city is still in the thrall of the late Rob Ford.

Now, Tamara Nahal and Raktim Mitra of the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Ryerson University have compl...

November 22, 2017

If you want to learn how a city can start doing good street projects faster, keep an eye on Austin, Texas.

In 2014, when he was authoring Austin’s plan for a citywide “all ages and abilities” biking network, city bikeway designer Nathan Wilkes threw together an Excel chart that might have been easy to laugh at:

It looked like the chart you might see in, for ex...

November 3, 2017

On Monday, The Daily Emerald, a University of Oregon student newspaper, reported that there will be a new bikeshare program on campus. The city of Eugene, partnering with the university and the local transit agency, announced a system that will feature 300 bikes across 35 dock stations. The public program is mostly funded by a $1.3 million grant from the sta...

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