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standard Yinz heard about Pittsburgh’s new protected bike lanes?

Kinzie Street protected bike lane. Photo: CDOTKinzie Street protected bike lane. Photo: CDOT

By Liz Core on 22 Nov 2014 8:15 am Source: Grist State of the Lanes: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from The PeopleForBikes GLP on Vimeo. Pittsburgh’s Rust Belt reputation just got a little shinier. The city was already receiving accolades for its revival after […]

standard Electric Bikes, On A Roll In Europe, Start To Climb In U.S.

Joel Bowman, 66, rides his e-bike six miles daily to his job at Emory University in Atlanta.

Courtesy of Joel BowmanJoel Bowman, 66, rides his e-bike six miles daily to his job at Emory University in Atlanta. Courtesy of Joel Bowman

November 21, 2014 5:01 PM ET SUSANNA CAPELOUTO Source: NPR For Joel Bowman, decades of bike commuting started feeling like hard work. So the 66-year-old Atlanta resident recently switched to an electric bicycle and now when he rides Bowman feels […]

standard Zurich: Where People Are Welcome and Cars Are Not

The new Atlanta streetcars are scheduled to hit the tracks next spring.
Courtesy of the City of AtlantaThe new Atlanta streetcars are scheduled to hit the tracks next spring. Courtesy of the City of Atlanta

by Clarence Eckerson, Jr. on October 15, 2014 Source: StreetFilms Zurich: Where People Are Welcome and Cars Are Not from STREETFILMS on Vimeo. When it comes to smart transportation options and city planning, Zurich can credibly claim to be the […]

standard Can there ever be too many people cycling?

People in Utrecht, arriving at a busy cycling crossroads from the building site around Utrecht central station, are already checking out the stream of other cyclists.People in Utrecht, arriving at a busy cycling crossroads from the building site around Utrecht central station, are already checking out the stream of other cyclists.

Source: Bicycle Dutch The Dutch have been very good at making cycling the best transport option for many journeys. So good, some argue, that the downsides are now becoming apparent and even annoying. There is a weakness in every strength. […]

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Shimano CM 1000 cameraShimano's new Sport Camera is about the size of two stacked match boxes.(Photo courtesy of Shimano)Shimano CM 1000 cameraShimano's new Sport Camera is about the size of two stacked match boxes.(Photo courtesy of Shimano)

BY GREG KAPLAN Source: Bicycling Capture your ride in photos and video with this lightweight, powerful device When Bicycling reviewed action cameras early in 2014, the Shimano Sport Camera CM-1000 had not yet been announced. Soon after, if you saw any of the […]

standard A Historic Ride Through the Adventure Cycling Association

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A Historic Ride Through the Adventure Cycling Association from America ByCycle on Vimeo. America ByCycle heads to the Adventure Cycling Association headquarters in Missoula, Montana to meet the people behind the maps. There they finally get to weigh their load, […]

standard Tribune study: Chicago red light cameras provide few safety benefits

Red light camera sign Brian Cassella, Chicago Tribune A sign near the intersection at Madison Street and Ashland Avenue in Chicago informs motorists of the presence of a red light camera.Red light camera sign Brian Cassella, Chicago Tribune A sign near the intersection at Madison Street and Ashland Avenue in Chicago informs motorists of the presence of a red light camera.

By David Kidwell and Alex Richards 19 Dec 2014 – 5:00 AM Source: Chicago Tribune Chicago’s red light cameras fail to deliver the dramatic safety benefits long claimed by City Hall, according to a first-ever scientific study that found the nation’s […]

standard Sidewalks should never be ‘closed’ for construction projects

A familiar scene on Seattle Streets. Image from Google Street View.A familiar scene on Seattle Streets. Image from Google Street View.

Posted on November 18, 2014 by Tom Fucoloro Source: Seattle Bike Blog Everyone who spends any time walking around Seattle knows what it’s like. You’re walking down the sidewalk when you see the familiar dreaded sign in front of one […]

standard SHARED SPACE: WHY THE BEST THING FOR SOME STREETS IS A LITTLE BIT OF CHAOS

Market Square in Pittsburgh, PA: an American model for shared street space.Market Square in Pittsburgh, PA: an American model for shared street space.

November 17, 2014 Dick van Veen, Green Lane Project guest columnist Source: PeopleForBikes Guest contributor Dick van Veen is a Dutch architect and engineer at consultancy company Mobycon. Imagine yourself in a small town enjoying a coffee next to what looks […]

standard I did not see you, not see me, corrolary

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Background Reading Missed Connection Thread (ChainLink) Summary The ChainLink is vastly improved from its former self. But one trait persists both there and in the psyche of each and every Urban Cyclist alive on the planet: ‘A strong sense of victimhood‘. […]

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A cyclist is pulled over by newly vigilant police in Central Park on Friday, Sept. 19.
Photo: Chad RachmanA cyclist is pulled over by newly vigilant police in Central Park on Friday, Sept. 19. Photo: Chad Rachman

Published on Sep 23, 2014 When I got back, the lady had gone..I wanted testimony. On top of that I discovered my SD card for my helmet cam failed Ultimate Traffic Weaving Cyclist Crashes into Pedestrian Published on Sep 30, […]

standard U.S. Bicycle Route System grows to over 8,000 miles

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Source: Adventure Cycling Association Missoula, Montana, December 16, 2014 — Adventure Cycling Associationand the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials(AASHTO) today announced that AASHTO’s Special Committee on U.S. Route Numbering has approved 1,253 miles of new U.S. Bicycle Routes (USBRs): USBR 1 in […]