Michael Andersen

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The Green Lane Project is a PeopleForBikes program that helps U.S. cities build better bike lanes to create low-stress streets.
(Editor's Note: Yesterday we looked at how Louisville stacks up nationally in terms of bike ridership and infrastructure. Part of that involved suggestions from leading bike groups that the city implement better designs on its new system of protected...
(Editor's Note: This article cites a Charlotte bike advocate who used competition among southeastern cities as one reason to implement better bike infrastructure like protected bike lanes. The Move Louisville 20-year transportation plan also referenced the need to compete...
(Editor's Note: This is a case study from Portland, Oregon. For one week this month, several groups in that city transformed a one-way speedway using tactical urbanism to test out design changes to make the street safer and better for...
Sorry, I don't have time to use the car to get there. That'd take too long—I'd better bike instead. No, I don't mean "biking saves you money and time is money." I mean biking actually saves you time. No, I don't just...
For most of the 20th century, cities answered transportation problems by adding more pavement. More freeways. More lanes. More parking lots. More things that couldn't be reversed or revised. So it made sense, at the time, for the public process around...
In a country where angry politics seem to be gnawing away more and more of our shared identity as Americans, here are two activities people of both big parties are getting behind: biking and walking. A list of the top...
Road space needs to come from somewhere. And with the nation's infrastructure budgets buckling under road maintenance costs, there's growing consensus that ever-wider roads are infeasible. Instead, a large and bipartisan majority of U.S. mayors agree, cities should be taking...
Because protected bike lanes can make it comfortable for almost anyone in a city to ride a bike to a good transit station, they're perfect complements to public transit. And as various cities have found, transit projects that remake streets...
(Editor's Note: Another year, and Louisville still isn't competing with cities serious about bike infrastructure. While the city did build a few miles of new bike lanes this year, Louisville still has no protected bike lanes like the ones...