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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.
Protected bike lanes require space on the street, and removing curbside auto parking is one of several ways to find it. But whenever cities propose parking removal, retailers understandably worry. A growing body of evidence suggests that if bike lanes...
Driving is a dangerous activity. As a result, many Americans find it stressful and unpleasant despite its well-documented benefits. "I'm interested in driving but it doesn't really seem safe," said Bekka Wright of Boston. "I mean, a 3,000-plus-pound machine in...
We all know that if your goal is to get meaningful numbers of people to ride bicycles, protected bike lanes are better than conventional ones painted into a door zone. But how much better? Well, adding a bike lane to...
The city that brought America the bike lane 48 years ago this summer has done it again. Davis, California (population 66,000, bike commuting rate 20 percent) finished work last week on a new intersection design ordered up by a city...
Every bike lane believer has heard a variation on this concern: Won't our cities grind to a halt if we redesign our streets to have fewer passing lanes for cars? On Monday, Minnesota writer Bill Lindeke offered a terrific response...
As protected bike lanes have spread, they've created an exciting new era for American traffic engineers, who are once again getting the chance to solve new and interesting problems on our streets. But they're also creating a new golden age...
Protected bike lanes are now officially star-spangled. Eight years after New York City created a Netherlands-inspired bikeway on 9th Avenue by putting it on the curb side of a car parking lane, the physically separated designs once perceived as outlandish...
Change requires leaders. Fortunately, America's cities have them. This week in Wisconsin, PeopleForBikes is helping host the first-ever Mayors Bike Summit organized by the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It's drawn forward-thinking leaders from Duluth to Fort Worth to Piscataway. They're...
A few months after Honolulu's first protected bike lane opened, it's the latest to demonstrate a very consistent trend across the country: almost every protected bike lane cuts sidewalk biking in half. From August 2014 (before barriers were installed) to...