Industrialized Cyclist Notepad


Evaluating Protected Bike Lanes

Full report here (pdf): http://ppms.otrec.us/media/project_files/NITC-RR-583_ProtectedLanes_FinalReportb.pdf

Very low rates of near-misses at signalized intersections…but the study does fall apart a bit when you put it under the microscope.



Cycling ‘superhighways’ backlash

London’s ‘cycling superhighways’ turned out to be nothing but paint in most cases. Some paint on the street might be nice for bikes, but don’t call it a superhighway.

Statistics show that the behavior of London\’s cyclists is rarely to blame for serious accidents. Many say the real problem is the high number of construction vehicles and hauling trucks on London\’s roads.

via London's cycling 'superhighways' prove to be super dangerous | Public Radio International.



NACTO Urban Street Design Guide

Urban Street Design Guide | NACTO.

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Citi Bike hotter than Bieber

The NYC bike share saga has been interesting and is still unfolding. No doubt there are myriad individuals and groups working to undermine it and exerting pressure in various ways. Sure ‘bike sharing’ sounds swell to you and me, but how does it sound to the Transit Authority? The taxi companies and drivers? The tour bus operators? The rich, elderly, politically-connected pedestrians who hate bicyclists with a passion? And when it’s all said and done Citibank, of all zombie institutions, holds the keys. So …

Don’t count your NY bike share chickens before they hatch.

In a sign of excitement about the city’s new bike share program, which is set to launch next month, Citi Bike sold out of its first 5,000 memberships in less than 30 hours.

via Citi Bike sells out 'founding' keys in 30 hours | Crain's New York Business.



NYC Bike Map
April 12, 2012, 05:02
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http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/downloads/pdf/2012_nyc-cycling-map.pdf



Tel Aviv wants to put car parking underground
January 8, 2012, 10:57
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Municipal Director General Menahem Leibe stresses that the city’s investment in bike paths is part of a clearly defined policy of putting bicyclists and pedestrians first. “It can come at the expense of private cars. There’s no such thing as a free lunch,” Leibe said, although he adds that the ultimate goal is striking the right balance among pedestrians, bicycles and cars.

On Bloch Street, one end of which faces the municipality, dozens of parking spaces are being sacrificed for bike lanes, to the outrage of people who live or work in the area. “It’s insignificant,” Leibe said, promising to build more parking lots. He said it’s all part of the worldview of the municipality and the man who heads it.

“Our idea is for vehicles to park underground and for pedestrians and bicyclists to be on the ground. It’s the right thing, especially in a city as densely populated as Tel Aviv,” Leibe said.

via Coming to Tel Aviv? Better bring your bicycle – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News.

Two years ago everybody was talking about Shai Agassi’s idea for electric car charging stations and battery exchange in Israel. Haven’t heard much about that lately.



‘Nudged’ by bike lanes
December 5, 2011, 07:47
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“Are urban bicyclists just elite snobs?” by Will Doig, Salon, December 4, 2011

The sensationalistic headline hides a rational column and an interesting take on bike lanes from a confessed beginner commuter…




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