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ELSEWHERE: Seattle Adopts New Bicycle Master Plan

By | April 18, 2014

“The Seattle City Council has unanimously agreed to overhaul its Bicycle Master Plan, to provide separated bike lanes as well as a network of calm back-street routes known as greenways,” reports Mike Linblom. Seattle adopted its previous Bicycle Master Plan in 2007. “The plan, approved Monday, calls for 474 miles of new or improved bike routes, at […]

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ELSEWHERE: NYC Bike Share Riders Are Overwhelmingly 30-Something Dudes, But The Gap Is Narrowing

By | April 16, 2014

These maps show Citi Bike users still skew young and male. But the imbalance is improving as the streets get safer: The number of female cyclists has almost doubled in the last five years. New York City’s public bike share program, Citi Bike, has been the subject of some pretty worrisome headlines Read More: NYC […]

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ELSEWHERE: Copenhagenize – The World’s Best Behaved Cyclists are in Copenhagen

By | April 16, 2014

As I highlight in this TED x Zurich talk of mine about Bicycle Culture by Design, Copenhagen has the world’s best behaved cyclists. Bar none. I’ve cycled in close to 100 cities around the world and I’ve never seen anything that comes close. Citizens in any city do not – contrary to popular perception – wander […]

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ELSEWHERE: How they did it: Angelinos win their first protected bike lane

By | April 15, 2014

It’s a story that Tinseltown could probably make magical: a dense, diverse and car-obsessed city turns a corner and decides to redesign an eight-lane thoroughfare to be great for biking, walking and public transit. But until a team of community activists stepped in, Los Angeles’ first protected bike lane project was at death’s door. The […]

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ELSEWHERE: DC Inspires Bike Lane Envy With Curb-Protected Cycling

By | April 15, 2014

The new 1st Street curb-protected bike lane takes shape. Photo: BeyondDC/Flickr Here’s a good sign that protected bike lanes are here to stay in American cities: Cities are increasingly trading plastic bollards for concrete curbs, making the lanes a more permanent feature of the landscape. As I repor Read More: DC Inspires Bike Lane Envy With […]

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ELSEWHERE: DC Inspires Bike Lane Envy With Curb-Protected Cycling

By | April 15, 2014

The new 1st Street curb-protected bike lane takes shape. Photo: BeyondDC/Flickr Here’s a good sign that protected bike lanes are here to stay in American cities: Cities are increasingly trading plastic bollards for concrete curbs, making the lanes a more permanent feature of the landscape. As I repor Read More: DC Inspires Bike Lane Envy With […]

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ELSEWHERE: Indianapolis Bikeshare Set To Launch

By | April 14, 2014

The Indianapolis Bikeshare officially kicks off April 22nd as 250 bikes will be locked in to 25 stations around the downtown area. The hype has been building in the city, but let’s just quickly mention how cool it is that the Pacers are the sponsoring organization. You can get in on the perks of the […]

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ELSEWHERE: Chicago’s Bike Shop Scene: Women Taking Charge

By | April 10, 2014

Chicago is no longer a man’s world – bike world, that is. In the span of a few weeks, two women-owned bike shops have opened in Chicago’s thriving bike community. Read More: Chicago’s Bike Shop Scene: Women Taking Charge Read More: Chicago’s Bike Shop Scene: Women Taking Charge – Momentum Mag

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ELSEWHERE: Open Street Events Around the World

By | April 10, 2014

Alissa Walker writes for Gizmodo about nine open streets events from all over the world, even in a few cities famous for auto domination. Publication Date:  Fri, 04/04/2014 Read More: Open Street Events Around the World Read More: Open Street Events Around the World | Planetizen: The Urban Planning, Design, and Development Network

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ELSEWHERE: Green Light Given for Bike Path in Montreal

By | April 9, 2014

On March 25th, the administration of the city of Montreal finally gave the green light to a development project aiming to create an elevated bicycle route that will eventually be located under the Saint-Laurent railway overpass on the corner of Bellechasse Street. This area, riddled with potholes, wi Read More: Green Light Given for Bike […]

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ELSEWHERE: Citi Bike opens the kimono on how New Yorkers ride their bikes

By | April 8, 2014

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… if having Alta run Bikeshare Toronto means we’ll get amazing data like this, then it’s all worth it! New York’s bike-share is seeing more than 40,000 miles traveled per day and close to 13 million cumulative miles since the program began!  Read More: Citi Bike opens […]

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ELSEWHERE: Indianapolis becomes first city to get NBA-backed bikeshare

By | April 7, 2014

How stoked would you be if someone told you that you were going to get 250 new bikes? Well, that’s exactly what just happened in Indianapolis! Last Friday, the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. announced exciting details about a new bikeshare program coming to Indiana Read More: Indianapolis becomes first city to get NBA-backed bikeshare | […]

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ELSEWHERE: Four simple lessons from Austin’s brilliant bike plan update

By | April 7, 2014

exp:eehive_hacksaw allow=” “} In the tech boomtown of Austin, data is king — and city staffers are making some of the country’s strongest data-driven arguments for better bike infrastructure. A new slideshow by Austin engineer Nathan Wilkes spells out the virtues of a $140 million protected bike Read More: Four simple lessons from Austin’s brilliant […]

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ELSEWHERE: Bike Pittsburgh encourages people to Drive With Care

By | April 7, 2014

exp:eehive_hacksaw allow=” “} Pittsburgh installed its first protected bike lane on Liberty Avenue in 2013 with the help of a PeopleForBikes grant. (Image: Bike Pittsburgh) Here’s the radical concept for the day: People who ride bicycles are people. Who happen to be riding bicycles. I know. Bear Read More: Bike Pittsburgh encourages people to Drive […]

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ELSEWHERE: First Annual Pittsburg Women & Biking Forum was a Success!

By | April 3, 2014

Women from Pittsburgh and beyond came together for this sold out event Saturday, March 29, 2014 was another first for… Read More: First Annual Pgh Women & Biking Forum was a Success! Read More: Bike Pittsburgh | First Annual Pgh Women & Biking Forum was a Success!

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ELSEWHERE: Which hotels are the most bike-friendly?

By | April 3, 2014

Of 13 hotels contacted in UK cities hosting major cycling events this year, only three were able to provide secure facilities I recently decided to combine a night’s stay in the newly opened Malmaison hotel in Dundee with a training ride, so I telephoned reception to ask if they had somewhere secure Read More: Which […]

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ELSEWHERE: Developers line up to build along a beautiful protected bike lane in Nebraska

By | April 2, 2014

In May, Lincoln will start constructing Nebraska’s first protected bike lanes. Of all the U.S. cities building protected bike lanes, here’s one that always seems to turn heads: Lincoln, Neb. But the popularity of this project isn’t a mystery in Lincoln itself. It’s Read More: Developers line up to build along a beautiful protected bike […]

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ELSEWHERE: Bike share data in New York, animated

By | April 1, 2014

What do I want more than anything else from the new BikeShare Toronto?  Data!  Let the data community access data and help us promote bikesharing in Toronto!  It’s awesome in NYC. Citi Bike, also known as NYC Bike Share, is releasing monthly data dumps for station check-outs and check-ins, which gives … Read More: Bike […]

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ELSEWHERE: How high can they go? DC bike counts show continuing surge in protected lane use

By | April 1, 2014

exp:eehive_hacksaw allow=” “} Pennsylvania Avenue uses a combination of buffered and protected bike lanes. The older DC’s first two protected bike lanes get, the more spectacular their results seem to become. Freshly compiled bike counts from June 2013 show that the number of people biking in th Read More: How high can they go? DC […]

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ELSEWHERE: Bike sharing working great in Paris; in London, not so much

By | March 31, 2014

Public bike programs are popping up around the world, and while Paris’ program is raking in money, Montreal’s has gone bankrupt. Read More: Bike sharing: Working great in Paris; in London, not so much Read More: Bike sharing: Working great in Paris; in London, not so much | Toronto Star

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ELSEWHERE: Citi Bike’s Growing Pains, In 5 Charts

By | March 31, 2014

The bike share’s annual memberships have proven more popular than expected, putting a financial strain on the widely used but troubled program. Last week, the Wall Street Journal broke the news that New York City’s sprawling bike share program, Citi Bike, is in a deep financial hole, allegedly hemo Read More: Citi Bike’s Growing Pains, […]

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ELSEWHERE: By Plotting Journeys, Providing a Glimpse at Citi Bike Ridership

By | March 31, 2014

A new data visualization project makes clear the degree to which the bike share system has become interwoven into New York City’s transit network. Read More: By Plotting Journeys, Providing a Glimpse at Citi Bike Ridership Read More: cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com

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ELSEWHERE: The Place for Bike Lanes

By | March 29, 2014

Bicycle lanes are good for both our health and our carbon footprints. Publication Date:  Fri, 03/28/2014 Read More: The Place for Bike Lanes Read More: The Place for Bike Lanes | Planetizen: The Urban Planning, Design, and Development Network

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ELSEWHERE: This week in Biking and Walking News

By | March 28, 2014

Welcome to the Alliance’s weekly roundup of state & local biking & walking advocacy news. Every week, we crawl the blogs of our member organizations and bring you the most interesting tidbits.   SAVE THE DATE for the 2014 Alliance Leadership Retreat, September 5-8 in Laurel Highlands, PA (outside P Read More: Alliance for Biking […]

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ELSEWHERE: Checking in on the Bicycle Backlash

By | March 27, 2014

The closing paragraph of a recent editorial in The Australian makes a blunt point: “For too long, authorities have bowed to the demands of selfish cy Publication Date:  Fri, 03/21/2014 Read More: Checking in on the Bicycle Backlash Read More: Checking in on the Bicycle Backlash | Planetizen: The Urban Planning, Design, and Development Network

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