Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: 55th, 63rd, Arapahoe, bike lanes, Boulder, cycletracks, Folsom Street, Iris STreet, right-sizing
Turns out that new street treatments on Folsom will not continue through the part of town where they are most needed.
A controversial plan to remove vehicle lanes to allow for wider bike lanes on four major streets in Boulder will move forward on three of them: Folsom Street, Iris Avenue and 63rd Street.
A few minutes before midnight, after hearing testimony from roughly 80 people, the City Council voted 7-2 to support the “right-sizing” plan that was developed as a pilot program as part of the Living Laboratory bike facilities project.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Art of Cycling, bicycling, bike lanes, city planning, cycletracks, cycling infrastructure, protected bike lanes, urban cycling
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.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: bike lanes, biking, Boris, cycling, cycling fatalities, cycling superhighways, London, lorries, superhighways, urban cycling
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.
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Filed under: maps | Tags: bike lanes, Bloom, New York City, NYC, NYC bike map, NYC cycling map, Shoom
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: bike lanes, infrastructure, Israel, Shai Agassi, Tel Aviv
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.
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.