Cycling Planning and Resources

Commissioner Steve Novick in April, discussing what was then proposed as a mostly flat fee rather than an income-based tax.(Photo: J.Maus/BikePortland)

Commissioners Fish and Fritz warm to income tax to pay for streets

Posted by Michael Andersen (News Editor) on October 14th, 2014 at 9:16 am Source: Bike Portland Can Portland’s proposed transportation income tax count to three? In the political tea leaves of Portland’s five-member city council, three is the magic number. […]

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Source: U.S. PIRG Report: Millennials in Motion USPIRG (PDF) REPORT: 21ST CENTURY TRANSPORTATION MILLENNIALS IN MOTION Changing Travel Habits of Young Americans and the Implications for Public Policy RELEASED BY: U.S. PIRG EDUCATION FUND RELEASE DATE: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014 READ NEWS RELEASE DOWNLOAD […]

So many of Minneapolis' streets seem to say, "Don't walk."

How to end the war on walkers in the Twin Cities

By Marlys Harris | 11/05/12 Source: MinnPost This coverage is made possible by grants from the Central Corridor Funders Collaborative and The McKnight Foundation. I love walking — maybe because it’s the only athletic activity that I do semi-competently. My favorite […]

The Continental Bridge in Dallas leads to the Trinity Skyline Trail. dickdavid Flickr

A 64-Mile Bike ‘Superhighway’ Will Connect Fort Worth To Dallas

By STEPHANIE KUO 6:22 PM THU OCTOBER 9, 2014 Source: Kera News Bicyclists in car country just got some good news: Transportation planners took a $7 million dollar step toward a commuter bike and pedestrian trail reaching from downtown Fort […]

Dan Goodman of the Federal Highway Administration says the federal Department of Transportation is shifting its strategy from emphasizing biking facilities to emphasizing biking networks.

Protected Lanes Are a Great Start — Next Goal Is Low-Stress Bike Networks

by Michael Andersen Thursday, September 11, 2014 Source: StreetsBlog Michael Andersen blogs for The Green Lane Project, a PeopleForBikes program that helps U.S. cities build better bike lanes to create low-stress streets. For decades, protected bike lanes were a “missing tool” […]

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Removing Signals and Signs from Intersections Just Might Make Us Safer

EMILY BADGER Sep 22, 2011 Source: CityLab Two years ago, Gary Toth and several other staffers from the Project for Public Spaces traveled to the Netherlands to look at intersections. A handful of towns there have embraced a radical idea, originally the […]

Do they make roads safer or more dangerous?

European Towns Remove Traffic Signs to Make Streets Safer

27.08.2006 Source: DW Imagine what it would be like traveling around towns without street signs. Would people move around carefully, looking out for each other or would chaos break out? In the Netherlands, transport planner Hans Monderman has pioneered a […]

The researchers found that most neighborhoods in Chicago that have seen dramatic gentrification are neighborhoods that were not predominantly black. Darwin Bell/Flickr

‘Bike Lanes are White Lanes!’

‘Bike Lanes are White Lanes!’: The Social Implications of Urban Active Transportation Planning in the Built Environment of Portland, OR Lucy E. Roberts Lewis & Clark College Portland, Oregon In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor […]

Centered Bike Lanes with Bike Box At Intersection

Let’s Rid Ourselves of the Posturing

Background Reading No More ‘Urban Cycling Elitism’! (BeezodogsPlace) Why no lights? (BeezodogsPlace) You’re Not the Boss of Me : In Defense of ‘Salmoning’ and ‘Shoaling’ (BeezodogsPlace) Why cyclists should be able to roll through stop signs and ride through red lights (BeezodogsPlace) Idaho Stop Law: […]

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Michael Andersen, Green Lane Project staff writer August 19, 2014 Source: People For Bikes The American bike-lane design revolution keeps rolling. Seven years ago, protected bike lanes were one of two things in the United States: a relic of the pre-Watergate […]

Pedestrian and Bicyclist Crash Statistics

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center In 2012, 4,743 pedestrians and 726 bicyclists were killed in crashes with motor vehicles (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Traffic Safety Facts). Here are more facts and figues on pedestrian and bicycle crashes: Pedestrians […]

Bike Path Plan

North Branch Trail Addition

One of the great pleasures of living in the Chicago area is cycling the paths and byways that traverse the city and surroundings. Renowned among cyclists, runners and walkers alike, the North Branch Trail of the Forest Preserves of Cook County (FPCC) extends 20 miles north from Chicago.

Eco Images Bicycles parked in a Copenhagen square.

On Biking, Why Can’t the U.S. Learn Lessons from Europe?

by Elisabeth Rosenthal POSTED ON 14 JUL 2011 Source: Yale Building bike paths alone will not get people out of their cars in the U.S. and onto bicycles. To create a thriving bike culture in America’s cities, people must begin […]

Garbage litters the eastbound protected bike lane on Lake Street at Kedzie Avenue Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (Michael Tercha/Chicago Tribune)

Like Sentence Diagramming and Training Wheels – Bike Lanes Will Eventually Fade

Background Reading A Picture Of Language: The Fading Art Of Diagramming Sentences (NPR) “Centering” Bike Lanes For Maximum Safety (BeezodogsPlace) The Green Lane Project (PeopleForBikes) Summary Bike lanes are a bit of a ‘joke‘. I was reminded of this when I […]


Want to Learn More About Biking?

Source: Lakeview Chamber of Commerce Check out our Everyday Biking Guide (PDF) for tips on using your bike to get around the neighborhood, safely and comfortably. You can also pick up a copy at Heritage Bicycles (2959 N Lincoln), On the Route […]