Paris to offer subsidies to those who buy bikes, give up cars

By Chris Teale@chris_teale, March 8, 2018, Smart Cities Dive Paris will offer its residents tax incentives to give up their cars or buy electric bikes, according to a press release. Anyone who purchases an e-bike or upgrades a conventional bike with an electrical assist will receive up to €400 ($495) and those who purchase both electric and conventional cargo bikes will receive …

Lightning Fast, Dirt Cheap: Five Tips From SF’s Protected Bike Lane Projects

By Michael Andersen, PlacesForBikes, Streetsblog USA Feb 27, 2018  Before/after cross-sections of 7th Street, San Francisco. Photos: Jeremy Menzies, SFMTA.  PlacesForBikes is a PeopleForBikes program to help U.S. communities build better biking, faster. You can follow them on LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook or sign up for their weekly news digest about building all-ages biking networks. If you’d like to cut the project time of a new protected bike lane by …

“Providing a core network of low-stress bikeways that connect various neighborhoods will encourage success, as comfort and safety is a large factor in people’s willingness to try bike share.”

Excerpt from Motherboard, Feb 2018 It takes some planning to get a bike-share system right. The city of Rochester, New York put together an extensive report in 2015 studying the feasibility of a bike-share system, which made recommendations about how to make the city more bike friendly. “Providing a core network of low-stress bikeways that connect various neighborhoods will encourage success, as comfort …

List of Streetfilms

By Category up to Feb 1 2018 Category Video Title Date Published Plays Bicycles The Netherlands Megamix Bike Montage 2018-01-06 17480 Bicycles London Cycling Works: How Savvy Campaigning Got 180 Employers to Support Bike Lanes 2017-12-06 5489 Bicycles Gawk at the Great New Bike Access to the Williamsburg Bridge From Brooklyn 2017-11-22 3839 Bicycles 300+ People Create Human Protected Bike …

Why medical centers are ‘prescribing’ bike share for mental health, and bike share is being combined with digital skill-building

By Stefani Cox on BetterBikeShare.com Image courtesy of Gretchen Snethen. It’s no secret that access to bike share can help improve physical health and mobility options, but now it is also being used as a component of mental health care. Take for example the story of Scott Walters, who lives in Minneapolis with a psychiatric disability. Walters, whose name has been changed …

Better Bike Share: Medical Centers prescribing bike share for mental health, combining bike and job ed, reaching underserved areas and people with disabilities

By Stefani Cox, Better Bike Share It’s been a big year for bike share, especially among the efforts to make it accessible to low-income individuals and people of color throughout the U.S. From system expansions and an industry conference, to groundbreaking research and new dockless systems, we’ve got 10 posts from this year that show the current state of bike share …

Over 50% of peak hour taxi trips would be faster by Citi Bikes in NYC. Bikeshare systems also connect riders with public transit, extending travel options

Forbes JAN 8, 2018 Combining E-bikes And Bikeshares Is Urban Alchemy: A Winning Transit Solution For Cities, by Heather Thompson Hundreds of millions of E-bikes and millions of bikeshare bicycles are now pedaling out across the globe  E-bikes and bikeshare alone are already attractive transit option for cities. Putting them together is urban alchemy Two increasingly popular phenomena – E-bikes and …

Booming Indian cities look to bike sharing to put brakes on congestion

JANUARY 9, 2018 on Reuters by Rina Chandran MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A handful of Indian cities are gearing up to launch bike-sharing systems to ease traffic congestion and deadly air pollution, as urban populations surge and vehicles clog the streets. Bike sharing systems in the southern city of Mysuru and the central city of Bhopal, both launched last June, …

What Is a City Street? And What Will It Become?

THE CITY NY Mag, Daily Intelligencer, 18 Jan 2018, by Justin Davidson http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/01/what-is-a-city-street-and-what-will-it-become.html Hey, that’s my block! In 2030 or so. Maybe. Photo-Illustration: Street Plans Collaborative/Carly Clark, via Streetopia The most essential designed component of New York is not a skyscraper or a station, but the street. That basic workhorse of public space carries people, freight, and vehicles on its surface; water, sewage, power, …