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It’s not that everything is going to be gentrified because of transit — that’s not what we’re arguing. But in Los Angeles, you have the highest possibility of gentrification near stations than in other areas.

Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, UCLA Magazine Online

Tag Archives: Bicycles

March 6, 2017
Austin Starting 3-Year Anti-Congestion Bike Plan
Streetsblog U.S.A.

Central Austin seems to have everything: a massive research university, the world’s biggest annual media festival and one of the country’s strongest local job-creation engines. But when a city sees so much success, it runs short of something else: space.

March 5, 2017
February 26, 2017
Mapping the Urban Bike Utopias of the 1890s
National Geographic

The popularity of cycling in cities around the country, advocates say, is an encouraging trend that reduces traffic congestion and air pollution and promotes healthful exercise. But it’s not exactly new.

February 21, 2017
Transit Policy: Bicycles and Motorcycles
Transportation Research Board

TRB’s Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2587 consists of 17 papers that explore issues related to bicycles and motorcyles.

February 2, 2017
Beloved Dutch Bikeway Design Manual Updated
Streetsblog U.S.A.

Word of mouth has made the main guide to Dutch bikeway engineering a critical darling, at least among the nation’s hipper street designers. And after a 10-year hiatus, its latest edition dropped in January.

February 1, 2017
The Self-Driving Car’s Bicycle Problem
IEEE Spectrum

Robotic cars are great at monitoring other cars, and they’re getting better at noticing pedestrians, squirrels, and birds. The main challenge, though, is posed by the lightest, quietest, swerviest vehicles on the road.

January 26, 2017
Why I’m Not a Cyclist
Strong Towns

I’ve been riding a bike since I was five years old, turning circles on training wheels in the parking lot of a church near my suburban house. But when had I become a cyclist?

January 24, 2017
Cycling Futures
Transport Reviews (abstract)

This book overviews the current problems and strategies for change in bicycle transport.

January 19, 2017
January 11, 2017
January 10, 2017
Pedal Power
Hawaii Business

Daily commuters, devoted athletes, daring tourists – there are more bicyclists on Oahu’s roads than ever. Here’s how new biking options are helping grow local businesses and providing another way for just about anybody to get around.

January 5, 2017
Gearing Up to Improve Boston’s Bike Share
What Works Cities

As part of What Works Cities, the Government Performance Lab at the Harvard Kennedy School’s new brief describes how the City of Boston is improving its bike share system through results-driven contracting.

January 4, 2017
Saferails: Helping Cyclists, Streetcars Share the Road

I have written about how sometimes cyclists and streetcar tracks don’t mix. And this is not just a North American problem, an excuse to say “get rid of those streetcars” but is common in the Netherlands and other cities where cyclists and trams mix. But there’s a solution.

December 21, 2016
Report: Cycling Adds €500B to EU Economy

A new report by the European Cyclists’ Federation says that cycling creates economic benefits of €513 billion in EU member states – equivalent to over €1000 per person.

December 20, 2016
December 19, 2016
Will Helmet Law Kill Seattle’s Bike-Share Program?
Seattle Times

As the Seattle City Council considers whether to spend $5 million upgrading the city’s failing bike share, the program faces one challenge that no other bike share in the world has so far overcome: a mandatory helmet law.

December 12, 2016
December 8, 2016
Cleveland Narrows Choice for Bike Midway to 3 Streets
Cleveland Plain Dealer

The city may choose Superior, Community College or Lakeside avenues – for a pilot version of a Midway Cycle Track, a new type of two-way bike path running down the center lanes, separate from traffic.

December 7, 2016
UPS Debuts Delivery by Electric Bike in Portland
Oregon Live

The logistics company said Wednesday that it’s testing delivery by electric bicycle in Portland, a first for the company in the United States. UPS, which started as a bicycle messenger service in Seattle, began testing e-bike delivery in Europe in 2012.

Do We Really Want Funding For Bicycle Projects?

We hear frequent calls for more funding for bicycling — for painted bike lanes, sharrows, bicycle parking, programs to encourage people to ride and any number of things. But we don’t need all of that special funding. And we may not want it.

December 5, 2016
Pressure to Expand Citi Bike to Low-Income Neighborhoods
New York Times

With tens of thousands of people using the bikes each day, CitiBike has become an increasingly popular way to navigate New York. But the nation’s largest bike-share system is now confronting a larger question: Is it an amenity for mostly affluent neighborhoods, or for all New Yorkers?

Fancy Bicycle Hotel Opens in Norway

Most of the people who live in Lillestrøm, a small town in Norway, commute to Oslo for work. That commute just got a lot easier: the Lillestrøm Train Station now has its own hotel for bicycles.

December 4, 2016
Let Bicycles Share Orlando’s Bus Lanes
Orlando Sentinel

Orlando has yet to take advantage of one of the most easily available improvements for bicyclists downtown: opening to bikes more than six miles of dedicated lanes used by the free bus service Lymmo.


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