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Tag Archives: Bicycles

October 31, 2016
Why Trucks Are So Deadly for Peds and Cyclists
Streetsblog USA

Large trucks are a leading killer of cyclists and pedestrians in urban areas. While London has recently decided to kick the most dangerous trucks out of the city, in the U.S., truck safety regulations are much further behind.

October 27, 2016
Berkeley’s Revolutionary Bike Plan
Systemic Failure

For the past two years, Berkeley city staff has been developing a new Bike Plan, which is set to go before City Council in December. The plan would revolutionize cycling in a town with an already respectable bike mode-share.

Fairness and Justice in Bike Planning and Design
Momentum Magazine

Picture this: it’s Monday; you’re embarking on your ride to work. You hop in the saddle and pedal out of the garage, four blocks down your residential street, then 15 blocks down a traffic-calmed back street – tree-lined and tranquil.

October 24, 2016
Bicycle Riders Should Pay Their Fair Share
Streets.mn

Historically we paid for our roads with gasoline taxes. In theory the amount of gas you used was roughly equivalent to the wear and tear you placed on the road system; in practice, this sort of worked. But decreasing auto use and bicycles are changing the way we fund our infrastructure.

October 23, 2016
Bike Share System Coming to Eugene
KEZI

The City of Eugene, Lane Transit District, and the University of Oregon have contracted Social Bikes to deliver bike share equipment and operations for Eugene Bike Share.

October 20, 2016
City of Cycling: Networks
Urban Omnibus

The idea of a network of bicycle lanes, greenways, and speedways is so new to New York that the potential for interconnection is just beginning to surface. As bike lanes are laid down and bike share stations multiply, cyclists are taking to the streets with a desire to fill in the gaps.

October 16, 2016
October 13, 2016
China Might Lead the World Back to the Bicycle
Bloomberg Quint

Humble bicycles would seem an unlikely target for China’s tech investors. But as China’s traffic and pollution have worsened, the car’s status has started to take a hit and transportation planners have redoubled their admirable commitment to public transit.

October 6, 2016
October 5, 2016
Cyclists’ Exposure to Air Pollution in Montreal
Journal of Transport Geography (abstract)

It is well known that bicycling in urban areas has beneficial effects on people’s health and well-being, but cycling may also cause exposure to air pollution, road noise, and high traffic density.

Las Vegas Begins Bike Share
The Atlantic City Lab

A new bike-share program is one of several signs that the city is finally getting behind the idea of an urban renaissance.

October 3, 2016
September 29, 2016
Equity 101: Bikes v. Bodies on Bikes
Streetsblog L.A.

If we are to have any hope of designing safer, more accessible, more just, and more welcoming spaces and communities for all, our analytical frameworks cannot continue to privilege bikes over the bodies that ride them.

September 28, 2016
Highlighting the Need for Bike Infrastructure
PlanItMetro

Not only can bike riders bike to and from stations for that first and last mile, but biking is a great way to get around when Metrorail is under maintenance. It’s important that our policy makers understand the importance of having good bike infrastructure.

Does Bicycle Level of Traffic Stress Explain Travel Behavior?
Journal of Transport Geography (abstract)

This paper draws on census data, mode choice, and regional household travel survey data to investigate the relationship between the varying levels of traffic stress (LTS) routes and bicycle travel behavior.

September 27, 2016
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September 18, 2016
Travel Time Impacts of Converting Road Space for Bicycles
Journal of Transport Geography (abstract)

In this paper, we demonstrate how the Network Robustness Index (NRI) can be used to identify the bicycle facility design that limits traffic disruption for any road link in an urban network.

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