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Tag Archives: Bicycles

April 25, 2016
April 22, 2016
Philly Expands Bike Share After Good Year
Philadelphia Inquirer

Indego, the city’s bike-sharing system, celebrated its first birthday on Thursday. And as with any good birthday party, there were a lot of presents – from 24 new docking stations to 300 new bikes.

April 13, 2016
Bike-Share Stations in the U.S.
Transportation Research Board

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology at the U.S. Department of Transportation has released a technical brief that summarizes data about the bike-share station around the United States.

April 12, 2016
Ikea to Sell Chain-less Bike
Core77

Ikea has announced they’ll be selling an item whose name you can not only pronounce, but that you can ride. The furniture giant is releasing a unisex bicycle “designed to fit an urban lifestyle” called the Sladda.

April 11, 2016
Bikesharing Patterns During Metro Shutdown
Mobility Lab

The sudden Metrorail shutdown on March 16 took nearly everyone by surprise, and was a nearly unprecedented move by WMATA. While the decision disrupted the commutes of hundreds of thousands of commuters, it did provide agencies with an opportunity to observe how the other components of the D.C. region’s transportation system handled the new demand.

March 31, 2016
Why Bike Lanes May Appear Underutilized
Transportationist

We hear complaints that bike lanes are underutilized. This might be true, or it might appear to be true and not be true. Let’s think about the traffic physics of this.

March 25, 2016
Bike Share Programs Need Subsidies to Keep Rolling
USA Today

The first modern U.S. bike share programs rolled out in Denver, Washington, D.C., and the Twin Cities about five years ago as a way to ease congestion, cut pollution and give residents and tourists a fun and healthy way to get around.

March 24, 2016
Should Money for Bike Share in Raleigh be Spent Elsewhere?
Indy Week

Drive around Raleigh on a rainy day and you’ll see people standing at uncovered bus stops, soaking wet. They wouldn’t be out there if they had another way of getting to work, school, or the grocery store. But they don’t.

March 17, 2016
Having a High Bike Score Means More Cyclists
Simon Frasier University

SFU health sciences professor Meghan Winters and a team of researchers studied 24 cities across Canada and the United States and found there was a link between the “Bike Score” of cities and the number of cycling journeys to work.

March 16, 2016
Seattle Saves Struggling Bike Share System
Next City

Seattle’s city council has voted to spend about $1.5 million bailing out the city’s insolvent bike-share program, reports KPLU. The money will be used to pay off the Pronto system’s capital debt, and to acquire the system from the nonprofit Puget Sound Bike Share, which launched and currently owns it.

March 13, 2016
Spatial Patterns, Temporal Dynamics of Bike Crashes
Journal of Transport Geography (Abstract)

Most bicycle crash analyses are designed as explanatory studies. They aim to identify contributing risk factors and calculate risk rates based on – most of the time – highly aggregated statistical data. In contrast to such explanatory study designs, the presented study follows an exploratory approach, focusing on the absolute number of crashes.

March 11, 2016
Cyclist Group Seek Coalition on Lower Urban Speed Limits
Minneapolis Star Tribune

After setting off an online firestorm by proposing that Minnesota follow neighboring states with a 25 mph urban speed limit, the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota has quietly folded on the issue for now.

Sharrow Inventor Speaks Out
Streetsblog USA

Sharrows, what are they good for? A recent study suggests that one thing shared lane markings don’t do is improve safety for cyclists. The conclusion has sparked an online debate and some detailed defense of sharrows in the right conditions.

March 3, 2016
2016 Alliance Biking and Walking Benchmarking Report
Bike Walk Alliance

In conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Healthy Community Design Initiative, the Alliance publishes the biennial Benchmarking Report to collect and analyze data on bicycling and walking in all 50 states, the 52 largest U.S. cities, and a select number of midsized cities.

March 2, 2016
February 18, 2016
Germany’s New Bike Highways
Yale E360

Last November, politicians, environmentalists, and bicycling enthusiasts gathered in Mülheim in Germany’s Ruhr Valley — one of Europe’s major industrial centers — to open the first 11 kilometers (7 miles) of a planned 100-kilometer biking highway that will run from Hamm to Duisburg.

The Murky Legality of E-Bikes
The Atlantic City Lab

You’d be forgiven for thinking that electric bicycles are illegal in New York City. The local press routinely reports on NYPD “crackdowns” on e-bikes, quoting residents complaining of reckless riders clipping them on streets and sidewalks.

February 16, 2016
Life and Times of the London Bike Courier
New Statesman

Bike messengers no longer comprise the militia they resembled when the Tories were turning London into a city of finance. But they still trail a thrillingly reckless air of romance.

February 11, 2016
An Exhibit on Cycling
London Review of Books

Cycle Revolution is an exhibition devoted to ‘extraordinary bicycles and the people that ride them’

February 4, 2016
Redesigning Surface Transportation in Barcelona
Euro Transport

The City Council has decided that the congestion experienced in the city does not match with its sustainable urban mobility plan (SUMP) and that changes have to be made to support increased travel by foot, bicycle and public transport rather than private vehicle.

February 1, 2016
Austin: The Most Bike Friendly City in Texas
Streetfilms

I was in Austin a few months ago for the NACTO 2015 Summit. While in town I was able to put together this look at what the city is doing to improve bicycling, including the dazzling 3rd Street curb-protected bikeway.

Designing a Passage for Bikes and Peds
Treehugger

From parks to transit oriented development, the quality of the design of our public spaces matter: it’s what makes cities walkable, cohesive and pleasant places to live in.

January 28, 2016
A Bamboo Bike Could Change Everything
Treehugger

With a higher tensile strength than steel, a lighter weight than aluminum, and four times the shock absorbency of carbon fiber, bamboo is a low-cost, low-carbon bike frame material.

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