Denver to speed up development of 125 miles of bike lanes, adding high comfort bike facilities that will serve as “backbones” for future bike lane buildout, focusing on city core

Alayna Alvarez, Colorado Politics Jan 17, 2020 Updated Jan 20, 2020 By 2023, Denver plans to complete its development of 125 miles of bike lanes largely in the northwest and central Denver regions.  Following a sluggish start, Denver is switching its bicycle program into high gear to help keep its promise of installing 125 miles of bike lanes by 2023. Mayor Michael …

‘The streets are more alive’: Ghent readers on a car-free city centre

We asked locals in the Belgian city to tell us how things have changed since the shake-up Guardian readers and Rachel Obordom The Guardian, Mon 20 Jan 2020 ‘Teaching my son to cycle has been a fun and relatively stress-free experience’ The city has become a pedestrians and cyclists’ joy, especially for people like me who live in the city centre and …

e-bikes will be the top selling EV in the next decade

130 million e-bikes are expected to be sold globally between 2020 and 2023By Andrew J. Hawkins@andyjayhawk  Dec 16, 2019, 48 The next decade is going to be defined by a revolution of battery-powered transportation, and the vehicle that will lead the charge won’t be the Tesla Model 3 or even the wildly polarizing Cybertruck. And it definitely won’t be an electric scooter. It …

The real problem with the NTSB’s mandatory bike helmet recommendation

Lloyd Alter lloydalterNovember 15, 2019 We covered this subject before but I got it wrong. Peter Flax of Bicycling Magazine got it right. After a woman in Ottawa was crushed to death during a right-hook by a concrete truck a few years ago, I was outraged by the spate of articles suggesting that maybe bike helmets should be made mandatory, as if …

Why your next car is a bike

14 Nov 2019, WEF, Carlo RattiDirector, SENSEable City Lab, MIT and Ida Auken, Member of Parliament, Parliament of Denmark (Folketinget)  Predictions for 2030: What if we get things right?Read the seriesMost PopularHow to stay fit in your 60s and beyondJulie Broderick · The Conversation 14 Nov 20193 reasons why Singapore is the smartest city in the worldSharmishta Sivaramakrishnan 14 Nov 2019Alibaba hits …

Fall 2019 Bike and Ped Resources from FHWA

FHWA Releases Bicycle and Pedestrian University Course The Federal Highway Administration recently published a Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation University Course. The course is designed to support educators in civil engineering, urban planning, and related fields to help students become familiar with basic policies, practices, tools, and design principles to create bicycle and pedestrian-friendly communities. The course materials incorporate the latest resources, best …

Ridership jumps 300-400% when bikelanes are protected

Ridership Jumped 400% When Seattle Protected a Bike Lane, By Angie Schmitt, StreetsBlog, Apr 18, 2019. 11 Bike ridership jumped more than 413 percent after Seattle upgraded a key corridor from a mere painted bike lane into a beefier protected version, a city official revealed on Thursday. Department of Transportation lead engineer Dongho Chang tweeted about the surge along Second Avenue as a way …

How Much Can Bicycling Help Fight Climate Change? A Lot, If Cities Try. Bicycling could help cut carbon emissions from urban transportation by 11 percent

By Angie Schmitt, Streetsblog, USA, Nov 18, 2015,  31 A new study from the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy attempts to measure the potential of bikes and e-bikes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. ITDP’s conclusion, in short: Bicycling could help cut carbon emissions from urban transportation 11 percent. The authors calculated the carbon emissions reduction that could result if cities around the world make a strong, …