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  • Transportation Infrastructure Revenue Streams 101

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    Background Reading Do Roads Pay for Themselves? (PDF) Don’t Raise the Gas Tax, Just Let States Handle Transportation Funding – US News  (PDF) Get the Facts – Faster Better Safer  (PDF) Infrastructure requires funding; Where will it come from?  (PDF) The Financing of Transportation […]

  • Ted Cruz Is Smarter Than Most Urban Cyclists

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    Background Reading Ted Cruz Wants You To Believe He’s Legally Required To Sign Up For Obamacare. He’s Not. | ThinkProgress (PDF) Listen to the Video…http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/24/politics/ted-cruz-obamacare/ Summary The newly announced Republican presidential candidate told CNN’s Dana Bash on Tuesday that he will […]

  • Gentrification Does Not Fix Inner-City Schools

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    Background Reading Gentrification doesn’t fix inner-city schools | Grist (PDF) Summary TakeAways  

  • Transportation Equity

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    Background Reading Q&A: Melissa Wells on everyone’s stake in transportation equity – BikePortland.org (PDF) Summary In 25 years, half the U.S. workforce will be of Latino, black or Asian descent — so if you ever plan on having a nurse, you’d […]

  • 20 Mile Trip To Work Each Way

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    Background Reading Amazing Chicago man bikes 20 miles to and from work each day | WGN-TV (PDF) Summary TakeAways Nice story.

  • Fashion On A Bicycle? Really?

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    Background Reading Cultural Icon Slams Cyclists’ Sartorial Choices | Bicycling (PDF) Apparel (OnLine) Summary TakeAways This is why Bicycling Magazine is placed alongside magazines for tweens who want to know how to be popular and what color shoes and accessories are going to […]

In Europe, most cyclists choose to ride without helmets—but does that make sense on American roads?(Photo by heb/Wikimedia Commons)In Europe, most cyclists choose to ride without helmets—but does that make sense on American roads?(Photo by heb/Wikimedia Commons)

Helmets Mandatory?

Background Reading Yes: Helmet laws would reduce preventable injuries and deaths among cyclists.—Greg Kaplan If you ride a bike, you need to wear a helmet. At present, 22 states, including the District of Columbia, have statewide laws regarding mandatory helmet use […]

Trek CEO John Burke, shown here  riding on Portland's Eastbank Esplanade, will make the case for bicycling  on Capitol Hill today. (Photo © J. Maus)Trek CEO John Burke, shown here riding on Portland's Eastbank Esplanade, will make the case for bicycling on Capitol Hill today. (Photo © J. Maus)

In Waterloo, Wisconsin, a passion for ‘Made in USA’ bicycles

Background Reading In Waterloo, Wisconsin, a passion for ‘Made in USA’ bicycles (OnLine) Summary When Richard Burke and Bevil Hogg founded Trek Bicycles out of a barn in Waterloo, Wisconsin in 1976, they weren’t dreaming of one day outsourcing their manufacturing […]

It used to be a bike lane.
(Photos by J. Maus/BikePortland)It used to be a bike lane. (Photos by J. Maus/BikePortland)

Stop Treating Cyclists Like Black Inmates In A Carolina Prison

Background Reading City removes portion of N Rosa Parks bike lane to allow right turns – BikePortland.org (PDF) Summary The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation is trying out a new bike lane treatment on North Rosa Parks Way that they […]

Curb height two-way cycle track at an intersection via Steve Vance on flickrCurb height two-way cycle track at an intersection via Steve Vance on flickr

I See No Reason to Focus On Bicycling

Background Reading Evanston moving forward on Green Bay Road corridor project – Evanston Review (PDF) Summary Evanston officials have chosen engineering plans to improve the busy Emerson Street-Ridge Avenue-Green Bay Road intersection, though some residents continue to raise questions about safety […]

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Why Is It OK To Ride In The Pedestrian Lane But Not Drive In The Bicycle Lane?

Background Reading Are Lawbreaking Divvy Riders Really Causing Major Safety Issues? | Streetsblog Chicago (PDF) NYC Bike-on-Sidewalk Tickets Most Common in Black and Latino Communities | Streetsblog USA (PDF) Summary TakeAways I think the very best thing about reading discussions by cycling […]

Bike use in Seville soared from 6,000 riders a day to 60,000 after it rapidly built an 80-mile network of protected bike lanes in the late 2000s.
(Photo: Bike Texas)Bike use in Seville soared from 6,000 riders a day to 60,000 after it rapidly built an 80-mile network of protected bike lanes in the late 2000s. (Photo: Bike Texas)

Great Britain ‘On The Move’

Background Reading Six reasons London is going big for biking, and how Portland could follow (OnLine) Summary Despite the bad raps leveled at projects in London from the Pope of Urban Cycling folks in Portland see a model worth emulating. Among […]

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A Fixation on Furniture : Urban Cycling Movement’s ‘Achilles Heel’

Background Reading Upset and concerned about the current rhetoric and plans on red light/speed cameras (ChainLink) Should Chicago Implement a Bike Tax? Lincoln Park Candidates Consider It (ChainLink) Chainlinkers for Chuy – donate your time! (ChainLink) Summary TakeAways It has been quite instructive […]

Plans to upgrade the Naperville Park District's Riverwalk Eatery has been put on hold. (Melissa Jenco, Chicago Tribune)Plans to upgrade the Naperville Park District's Riverwalk Eatery has been put on hold. (Melissa Jenco, Chicago Tribune)

Didn’t Even Know It Existed

Background Reading Maybe Riverwalk improvements need a grass-roots effort – Naperville Sun (PDF) Summary You know when people like something because they tell you, and they apparently really like the idea of an upgraded Riverwalk Eatery. So I assume they’re upset […]