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.
  It’s one of the most famous images in modern urban planning: three simple photos showing how much city space 80 people take up when they get around by bike, by bus, and by car. The poster was made in Muenster,...
A curbside parking spot is just 182 square feet of urban space. But for advocates of better American bike infrastructure, few obstacles loom larger. Right now in San Diego, a long-brewing plan to add better pedestrian crossings and a continuous...
For 10 years, urban policymakers have been talking more and more about the so-called "interested but concerned"—people who would like to bike more but who are, for some reason, held back. Make biking attractive to those people, the thinking goes,...
As hard as we try to avoid doing so, humans tend to base racial assumptions around our personal experiences. This can sometimes lead us to odd conclusions. As Homer Simpson once put it: "white people have names like Lenny, whereas...
Spring is three weeks away, and that means it's time for one of American cities' newest rituals: announcing the year's protected bike lane construction plans. Every few days over the last month, another U.S. city has released plans or announced...
Instead of "cyclists," people biking. Instead of "accident," collision. Instead of "cycletrack," protected bike lane. It can come off as trivial word policing. But if you want proof that language shapes thoughts, look no further than Seattle—where one of the...
What a difference a year makes. When we sat down to make the inaugural 2013 edition of this list, we had a few superstars up top: Chicago's transformative Dearborn Street, Indianapolis's spectacular Cultural Trail. But last year also had what...