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December 2, 2013

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a few flexible delineators

would do wonders on the many non-separated bike lanes in my city. Currently cars swerve through and across them with impunity. I'd add dome flexible plastic delineators fairly widely spaced. Would not interefere with cars legitimately moving right to park or turn but would make cars think twice about swerving right as a time saving device.

mobk more than 1 year ago

Enforcement

Enforcing the speed limit for drivers, no one travels the speed limit and many drivers do not take the "4 ft law" seriously in PA

Iris W. more than 1 year ago

Separated bike lanes

Separated bike lanes, for sure.

Jun Z. more than 1 year ago

Twenty is Plenty

It would be great if Portland, ME lowered the speed limit on some smaller roads from 30 or 25 to 20mph, with an accompanying education/awareness campaign. Good for bikes AND pedestrians.

Mike Pop more than 1 year ago

Parallel parked cars between traffic and bike line

I would like to see in Boston (and the surrounding cities and towns), greater use of separated bike lanes, where there the bike lane is to the right of parallel parked cars, next to the sidewalk, rather than between the traffic and the driver's side of parallel parked cars. This seems much more pleasant to me.

Jared P more than 1 year ago

Educating car drivers & cyclists

Its great bike infrastructures are being considered a viable option for communities. However, in my city with new bike lane projects comes more conflict due to car drivers & cyclists not understanding how to share the road together, misunderstandings on both sides & a complete unawareness of safety & traffic rules have created conflict. If we want to have such bike routes, like cars, there needs to be more awareness of car/bike safety and courses. The other day I was passing a father & his daughter who must of been 7, they were cycling on the road & as I past them, her father said "don't worry cars always stop for you, so you don't have to worry about that". I couldn't believe I was hearing this conversation, especially as they were riding in a car traffic area - safety was the one thing this father was not teaching his child! It would help if we were taught from an early age about safety & cycling - what kid doesnt love getting on their bike to cycle! If you want a cycling city, you also require a way to promote safety & awareness on both sides for cars & for bikes, as more people will start to want to cycle.

Nicola more than 1 year ago

Driver education

I love biking in Mpls, but sometimes I get a little nervous around aggressive drivers- or should I say passive-aggressive drivers.

David higley more than 1 year ago

follow there climate change goal

Minneapolis, mn is rated one of the best biking cities in the US. BUT, we don't have a *real* cycletrack and Minneapolis has pledged to build 30 miles worth. They are needed here.

Marcus more than 1 year ago

Allow two way bike traffic on all streets limited to ≤ 30 km/h

In Toronto, many side streets are too narrow to accommodate two way car traffic AND car parking. As a result, many side streets here are "one-way". This is great as a traffic calming measure (it effectively reduces car traffic on those streets) but an unintended consequence is that bicycle traffic is expected to travel "one-way" too. My proposal is two changes in one: First, reduce all side streets in Toronto to 30km/h or less. Second, I would love to see the rules changed so that bike traffic would be allowed to travel both ways on "one-way" streets. This change would open up so many new options for continuous residential bike routes, giving cyclists an alternative to the dangerous busy, congested, narrow, streetcar arterials that everyone rides on today. Toronto is forging ahead with "contraflow" bike lanes which I think is the wrong approach for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that "contraflow" lanes are very uncommon, so drivers often do not expect to see bikes travelling towards them on those streets. In contrast, the changes I propose would allow bikes to travel both ways on ALL residential streets!!!

Kevin Cooper more than 1 year ago

Basics first

For all those destination type places, stores, restaurants, and parks, there needs to be safe and easy places to lock your bike.

Stefan Vapaa more than 1 year ago

The low-hanging fruit

Memphis is going full steam with bike lanes and rails-to-trails, but it would be cool to see more bike racks and some repair stands scattered over the city.

Cort Percer more than 1 year ago

Some bike lanes would be nice...

Though I'm comfortable riding with and in traffic... many of my friends, and would be bicyclists... are not. With more and more people pondering the idea of commuting by bike, a safe place to explore the option, would be nice. Many of our main thoroughfares are narrow and the few inches allowed for bikes, are ridden with pot holes, debris, and drain grates that swallow wheels. Presently, Cortland, NY, only has one bike lane. It's about 100 yards long, on a fresh strip of black top, on the college campus. It's illeagal to bike the sidewalks, and life threatening to pedal the streets. A few white lines would go a long way.

Harry Bridger more than 1 year ago

Covered Places and Bike lockers

Here in Edmonton it freezing cold and snowy for the good half the year, so I applaud those who continue to ride through the harsh conditions. I believe Edmonton should have more covered areas for commuters to lock up their bikes to protect them the weather. It is no fun to come back to bike covered in snow or to have your seat soaked by the rain. Another thing that city of Edmonton could implement is bike lockers at transit hubs. Edmonton is spread out and is a city very much designed around the car, making it not the most friendly to the bike commuter. Having bike lockers would allow people to commute halfway by bike and half way public transit. Highways and busy roads are not safe to bike on and are sometimes the only way to get somewhere in the city. Having bike lockers at transit hubs would a good mid ground until more bike lanes and pathways can be built.

Michaela Quinn more than 1 year ago

Getting Better, more can be done

More bike lanes and improved education for both Drivers and Cyclists. Increase the amount of bike racks and lockers downtown and shopping areas.

Gordon Williams more than 1 year ago

Now that the 3' law has passed in California...

I'd like to see the police start enforcing it so it gets ingrained into drivers heads.

Michael Jacob more than 1 year ago

Bike Friendlier CIty

Fix all of the bike lanes and greenways that randomly end for no reason.

Chris Murray more than 1 year ago

Seperated bike lanes

More separated bike lanes would be great.

Warren Rudd more than 1 year ago

more bike friendly

add more bike lanes, especially to major streets

lisa mcfarland more than 1 year ago

Stop sign=yield

Portland could formally adopt the Stop-sign-is-a-Yield law. No infrastructure cost and an actual decrease in enforcement costs.

Greg Qualey more than 1 year ago

Growing cycling in Canada's Cycling Capital

More people choose cycling for transportation in Victoria than in any other city in Canada. We've done lots and more projects on the ground are underway. The connection from the Goose into downtown mentioned in another comment will be integrated into a new bridge. Separated lanes are coming to a route serving the University and pressure is on to finish a new trail alongside our rail line. Making it more bike friendly? There are no silver bullets - only shiny buckshot. The targets need to be location or context sensitive and they can be a block a long stretch of an important route, or the complete redesign of an important corridor (and that is happening in suburban Saanich). On the ground infrastructure still is only part of the picture here, as it is in many other places. Educating drivers is important, and bike lanes do that by raising awareness, but the driving population is not static, and it is not local. Visitors drive here and people move in and out from or to elsewhere all the time. More effort needs to be made at the provincial level to update legislation - dumping the single file rule to reflect more contemporary language - "to not unduly impede traffic" would be better, a 1 metre (3 foot) passing rule would be nice, and more bike aware pieces in driver training and testing. At the end of the ride, we need safety, security and a dry place to park (got a bike stolen a couple of weeks ago because not all workplaces have what they need - we need a retrofit program that helps them make improvements. More options like pay as you go lockers (Vancouver, Washington has good examples) would be nice, a bike station might work and more sheltered spaces (you can ride in the rain but sitting on a wet seat is like sitting in a wet diaper), will help grow cycling. The other piece that we are successful at, but need to keep delivering, are the skills training and encouragement programs we pioneered through Bike to Work Week. Infrastructure is costly and takes time - we know we need to do more, but what are the easy things we can do in the interim - the soft infrastructure that has more immediate impacts. There are lots of other things we can do ourselves and many more we can't do alone. Mostly, we just have to get up every day and ask ourselves, perhaps more so than "what is our ideal biking city" is to ask, what can I do today, on which block, at what location, with which organization or what level of government that is going to make a difference tomorrow. Gotta get back to work - gathering up some old numbers on bike counts at a specific location to help inform a planning process for improvements (well at least I hope they are improvements), and picking through photos looking for some nuggets to use in a marketing campaign to support another initiative. Funny how none of that will involve my riding my bike - sometimes change can happen by remote control - a click of the mouse here, or a letter sent there. It's all good.

John Luton more than 1 year ago

Winter cycling

Montreal is a great cycling city, but we are also a Northern city and we get serious winters. From the municipal authorities perspective, the cycling season ends on November 15th - that is the date when separators are removed from the bike lanes and city owned bike parking infrastructure is removed. Even our bike share system goes into hibernation. And yet the number of people who continue to ride their bikes into the winter season grows from year to year, and it is no longer unusual to see cyclists on the coldest snowiest days.

They city does in theory maintain a 'white network' which is supposed to be open year round, but it is not well maintained nor remotely sufficient for most cyclists' needs. Cycling is a legitimate mode of transportation, year round. We need to start treating it as such.

Zvi more than 1 year ago

Alternative transportation initatives

While our area is making great strides in becoming a bike friendly destination, we still need to find more support from the community. The completion of our city wide bike path and addressing a sensible solution to crossing storm drains is the final piece to the puzzle,

Michael Smith more than 1 year ago

Bike Share program

I think our small town on the prairie is ready for a bike share system. especially since our 10,000+ plus
college students have a campus that is mostly closed for cars. Most of the town is within a 2 mile radius from the center, so a Bike Share would be a great plan

Robb Rasmussen more than 1 year ago

Enforce the Law. Car drivers should not get priority on the road.

I have read and heard about too many deaths of bicyclist. When you hear about all those people who have lost their lives you would think that there would be some kind of outcry from the city officials and citizens to change the death toll of bikers. But NO, these deaths are swept under the rugs because the people who are in cars are more important to the city. The law must be enforced to protect bicyclist, we are the least protected on the road. Somethings gotta change.

Dexter more than 1 year ago

Link and sign routes

"Bike Route" signs should include the destinations of the bike routes. Bike lanes and paths should be linked and signposted.

Matthew Eglin more than 1 year ago

Bicycle Education

Create programs and events for all ages that promote the education of road safety with a focus on bicycles as a viable and safe transportation option. Fun road safety signage for motor vehicle and bicycle traffic could be a part of this community education as well.

Sarah more than 1 year ago

Clean those streets!

Lots of bike lanes, but they seem to accumulate all the detritus from the road, as it gets washed over by all the car traffic. I encounter heaps of broken glass on a daily basis, and it often lingers for days (or weeks) i the same places.

Andrew more than 1 year ago

bike friendly

Promote biking as a transportation alternative. Give free bus pass or light rail passes to people bringing their bikes.

wil c more than 1 year ago

Driver education

Increase the amount of education to drivers concerning cyclists rights

Rob more than 1 year ago

winning wheels

I would be happy to have the City of Los Angeles enforce the 3 foot rule that was recently put into effect.

Brian Allman more than 1 year ago

Improvements

They could start by adding more bike lanes with paint that's reflective when it's dark.

Sandy N. more than 1 year ago

Anything would be an improvement

I live in a fairly small community that simply does not support bicycling at all. There is no infrastructure at all.

Shaughn more than 1 year ago

connecting the dots

In Athens, GA, we have scattered, disjointed bike infrastructure. Bike lanes dead-end at crazy hi-speed roads. If we fix these gaps, more people will try biking!

Brent Buice more than 1 year ago

Get rid of the hemet law

That would get more people riding, especially tourists on the planned bike-share system.

Eric more than 1 year ago

Road width, Saanich, BC

The primary concern in Saanich is road width. An extra foot or two of width on most of the semi rural roads (training grounds) would give cyclists a place to go as overtaking traffic approached. I also like the idea of drivers having to commute for a week by bicycle before they can get their license, but that may be a stretch.

Steve more than 1 year ago

Include bike lanes in future plans

Our downtown core was just totally redone to make it more people friendly - wider sidewalks, less parking, refreshed aesthetics and more benches however no bike lanes! They need to be incorporated or the fancy new bike lock poles are of no benefit.

Wendy Jansen more than 1 year ago

Bike/Non-motorized Plan

Grand Rapids has been taking a lot of steps to be more bicycle friendly, including installation of >30 miles of bike lanes and sharrows in the past 18 months, but we really need a bike/non-motorized plan to tie everything together, get more input from the community, and clearly define all the things we want to do to continue that momentum.

Joshua Duggan more than 1 year ago

Making Victoria BC more bike friendly

While Victoria has improved bike infrastructure gradually over the years, it has a long way to go. Two main areas I'd like to see are: 1/ There needs to be a bike friendly connection from the downtown area to the Galloping Goose trail. And 2/ BC Transit needs to increase capacity for carrying bikes (the bike racks on the front only carry 2 bikes, so if you regularly do a bus/bike commute, its not unusual to have to wait for the next bus, which on some routes is quite a deterrent to bringing your bike).

Kelly more than 1 year ago

The wheels on the bike go round and round

these would be a great change from my 20 year old wheel set on my touring bike which has seen thousands of miles

Ken more than 1 year ago

Protected Bikeways in Oakland

Oakland has some nice bikeways, some safe streets, and some good parking infrastructure for bikes. But the major streets that connect different parts of Oakland with the downtown area all lack good protected bike lanes. Put in some highly visible and actually protected bike lanes, and see how many more commuters will be inspired to take to the road!

Cynthia more than 1 year ago

Connected infrastructure

Our city has lots of bike infrastructure, but it doesn't get you anywhere! We need connectivity and coherency.

Spencer Hawkes more than 1 year ago

New Synapses

Here in Charlottesville, VA, a college town with a great deal of community bike support but limited funding, local coordinators have terrific plans but limited means to implement them. A major bottleneck to improved infrastructure are landholders who are reluctant to allow paths to run through and a topography with ravines that make alternatives costly. But there exist small cut-throughs at city-owned right-of-ways that could be converted to bike routes away from heavier vehicular traffic at relatively low cost, or free if the city coordinated volunteer trail-clearing at such opportune locations. The bottom line is prioritizing such low-hanging fruit. Leadership, incentives, community advocacy--it takes a village to raise the level of bike infrastructure, no way around it.

crmodgeon more than 1 year ago

My town

A major problem in my town is the incongruency of the cycling infrastructure. For example, one street may have a wonderful bike, which merges into a busier street with a slight shoulder, which merges into our main drag through town which has absolutely no options besides riding right in traffic. While I'm sure they will eventually have bike lanes throughout, it is very frustrating in the meantime.

Danimal more than 1 year ago

Continuity

Though Flagstaff has many bike lanes they stop and start to the peril of both rider and driver. If the lanes were more continuous it would improve safety for everyone on the road.

Michelle B. more than 1 year ago

Increase bike lanes, remove on street parking

MY town could benefit from more bike lanes, even though they have added many in the last few years that greatly benefit biking. I live close to a university, and there is a main one way route to the school that has one bike lane going towards the school. Many students will ride on the sidewalk, bike lane, and car lane the wrong way when they go away from campus. There are plans to build a two-way cycle track on that street that will be a huge improvement in safety and travel for everyone in that part of town.

Aaron more than 1 year ago

Freeway Crossings

We need BPED only bridges over the freeways through town. Trying to cross on ramps with cars accelerating to freeway speed is death defying.

Zeaphod Beeblebrox more than 1 year ago

Improve the side streets

My city is doing a decent job of putting bike lanes on major streets, but there are a lot of places where minor streets, or local streets, could be improved - removing parking selectively, putting in traffic calming measures, installing contra-flow bike lanes (we have a lot of one-way local streets).

Ross more than 1 year ago

How my city could become more bike friendly

My city, Beaverton Oregon, could become more bike friendly by emulating it's neighbor to the east Portland. There are some bike paths, back alleys and dedicated walking/biking paths. But there are still big areas where improvement is needed. The main street I ride daily had a bike line that ends and begins about 4 times in the mile and half stretch I use. There are also a number of drain grates right in the path that should be over off into the gutter and be marked. The bike lane ending and beginning leads cars to get all the way over to the right in areas,. not leaving you space to ride. You will sometimes see novice riders afraid to ride on this road and taking to the sidewalk. Extending the bike lane all the way would be the first stop along with better marking of the existing lane.

Seth Kreiss more than 1 year ago

More Bike Friendly Vancouver

Extend separated bike lane network by including it as part of all road or sidewalk improvements especially where there are existing 'painted' bike lanes, on major routes in/out of each neighbourhood of the city and to neighbouring cities.

GT Joe more than 1 year ago

Friend a bike

host monthly neighborhood rides with each district's councilperson
valley, westside, mid-city, hollywood, downtown, eastside, south-central, & harbor gateway

danny more than 1 year ago

bike friendlier city

city councilors must not be afraid of getting rid of a handful of parking spots by a park to accomodate a bike or shared path...especially if there are parking spots available a block away and people come there..to walk!

franz lefort more than 1 year ago

What Cornwall, ON needs

My city needs more bike lanes along the main roads, and some more bike paths that run north to south.

Matthew LeDrew more than 1 year ago

Bike related discounts and events

More discounts for riding your bike to the pub/coffeehop/movies/etc. More events focused on getting rider counts up and greater public awareness.

Brandon more than 1 year ago

Car-be-gone aerosol spray

Yup, less cars--more bikes

Barbara more than 1 year ago

Rolling down the river

We do have a great river trail, yet it could always use some sprucing up

Turbo Bob more than 1 year ago

Vancouver - "destination infrastructure"

To really improve Vancouver's cycling friendliness, I would develop new styles of facilities at our larger buildings. Turn the cramped theft-caves which are condo bike lockers into larger, accessible "bike garages". Add dedicated mud rooms to some offices and commercial spaces – go deluxe with heated drying racks – to make the homeward legs of our wet-weather commutes less awful. And of course: showers, showers, showers.

Michal more than 1 year ago

Atlanta needs

A continuation of the projects that have produced the Beltline and all of the 30 miles of bike lanes to date. The more fully protected bike lanes the better, and there is ample space downtown to make this happen. Finally, we need legislation to treat driver negligence that causes cycling and pedestrian fatalities as criminal negligence and get these people off the road once and for all.

Chad Williams more than 1 year ago

Win a Velocity Atlas Road Wheelset

My city (Halifax, Nova Scotia) could put in more bike lanes through the city and do some public information ads to teach the car drivers about the rights cyclists have on the roads.

Mark Hubley more than 1 year ago

Connectivity

As another Ottawa cyclist, I agree that the city is on the right track. The new path along the OTrain is fantastic, but there`s still a lot of missing links and connections, especially through the central area of town. Clearing the paths in the winter would be great too.

Christian more than 1 year ago

Denver...

More bike lanes! Bike lanes everywhere!

Dave more than 1 year ago

A more cycle friendly Ottawa

As a great cycling city already Ottawa still has room for improvement. Winter maintenance would be great to extend the cycling season year-round. More attention to completing and connecting cycling routes. A stronger commitment to "complete streets" initiatives. Keep up good work Ottawa

brian McPherson more than 1 year ago

What my city could do to be more BF?

Calgary could actually connect bike paths. There are quite a few that just disappear.

Chris byron more than 1 year ago

Victoria needs

Covered bike parking at the shopping Malls

Susan Bernhardt more than 1 year ago

Knoxville Needs...

We have many wonderful greenways but they need to connected together. Some of us just don't feel safe in bike lanes and shoulders.

John more than 1 year ago

Protected Separated Bike Lanes Please

More protected Wide separated bicycle lanes please. Feel safe and socialize when riding for your daily needs. Make the Streetlights intersections Pedestrians, bicycles first then Public Transit than cars.

Emilia more than 1 year ago

Dero Fixits

Make sure no cyclist is stranded by having the tool for quick fixes available outside at all times. I started this in Halifax and it's a cheap and effective way of ensuring more people are have access to tools to do it themselves. http://www.dal.ca/news/2013/10/11/diy-transportation--dal-students-team-up-with-hrm-on-new-bike-re.html?utm_source=dalnewsRSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=dalnews

Matthew Worona more than 1 year ago

Vancouver

Education! I have 2 kids learning to drive...the cyclist is much easier to teach and far more aware of the "common sense" road rules. In our driving licensing (ICBC) and school system there are opportunities to educate cyclists and non cyclists to co exist harmoniously in this great city.

Janet Fletcher more than 1 year ago

Lanes

Bike lanes for one thats the problem in the greater Toronto area maybe even more bike trails.

Tanya more than 1 year ago

Vancouver

We need better bikes lanes. While in the downtown core there are some separated lanes, most other places just have a line painted on the road, or simply a sign saying that bikes and cars share the road. This is what passes for a "bike route." I suppose it's better than what lots of other cities have, but it doesn't help when I'm commuting on a "bike route" and cars drive aggressively on my left, and I have to watch for doors on my right... on a "bike route."

Dan YC more than 1 year ago

Rider Awareness - Vancouver

While Vancouver is, for the most part, an incredibly bike friendly city, there are riders who can create problems for other riders. Whether it's by blowing through stop signs and red lights or riding without helmets and lights, it sheds a negative light on other riders trying to coexist with motor vehicles. There is always a ton of complaining that cars don't pay enough attention to us, but some riders definitely don't do themselves any favors with this kind of behavior. There needs to be an increase in rider awareness for everything to work more safely and efficiently.

ian more than 1 year ago

Charlotte NC needs

Charlotte is getting much bike friendlier, but bike lanes that are contiguous seem to be in the wealthier neighborhoods. Bikes as transportation makes more sense in university and less affluent areas, please connect the lanes so people can get somewhere without a car and without feeling so unsafe!

juliefruit more than 1 year ago

Infrastructure - Toronto

Downtown Toronto does have certain streets with decent bike lanes but it can be frustrating especially when on weekends cars are allowed to park on those lanes & we have to share them. This is fine with most cyclists but when the drivers give you attitude, it is tough to not point out that they have the luxury of being able to park on a main bike lane instead of a side street. It would be great to have these lanes kept open throughout entire week/weekend.

Sarmela D more than 1 year ago

too much gear

I think one of the biggest impediments that's preventing biking from 'taking off' (aside from the infrastructure) is that's it's 'danger factor' perception. Statistically not true, but if we have less people fully geared out agro-commuting and instead look more like they're trying to get from A to B, perhaps others and the infrastructure will follow.

Dmitri more than 1 year ago

ChandlerAZ could...

Chandler could install more "countdown flashing hands" at the crosswalks so I can judge whether I will make the light or get surprised and have to grab two handfuls of brakes.

Mark Bibbey more than 1 year ago

ChandlerAZ could...

Chandler could install more "countdown flashing hands" at the crosswalks so I can judge whether I will make the light or get surprised and have to grab two handfuls of brakes.

Mark Bibbey more than 1 year ago

Bike Friendliness

The one thing my city could do to be more bike friendly is educate motorists that cyclists (and pedestrians) are out on the roads and they can all use the road equally.

Christopher Joy more than 1 year ago

Toronto needs....

Separated bike lanes and a new mayor!

Guy more than 1 year ago

education and promotion

if you just build it, they will NOT come. you need to teach people how to use what you build, show them it's there, give them reason to use it, tell them about why biking is awesome!

scout more than 1 year ago

Education!

You can build as many separated bike lanes as you want, but until ALL road users are properly educated as to their legal rights and responsibilities, as well as encouraged to have respect for each other, nothing will change.

Bex Apostoli more than 1 year ago

Elevated Pneumatic Bicycle Transportation Network

I support the development of a network of elevated pneumatic tubes to be used by bicyclists and others engaged in human-powered transportation (joggers, walkers, skaters, etc.) The tubes would be up and away from traffic and would feature an air assist to help people move swiftly, comfortably, and safely through town. Of course, I want this first in Los Angeles where I live. But when the concept is proven, which it will be, it can be built anywhere. We could ultimately link metropolitan systems into a world-wide network. Just spitballing here, folks. Dreaming big.

Brian Bell more than 1 year ago

Incentives

Create incentive. Support methods to get rid of your car and ride a bike! Recycle steel from old junker cars and make frames for the public!!

David more than 1 year ago

How my city could be more bike friendly...

My city could have more visible bikes lanes with lighting, paved roads so I'm not dodging so many potholes and clearer signage marking bike paths or noting the abilty to use the full lane when a bike lane is not available.

Josh Ward more than 1 year ago

Wider Connectivity

Edmonton has done well to develop a recreational cycle network thru its river valley but greater connectivity is needed with outer lying areas to encourage a daily cycle commuting community.

Rick more than 1 year ago

Normalizing Everyday Cycling

Create infrastructure that supports bicycling as an everyday mode of transportation. Car-free thouroughfares and/or separated, spacious bike lanes, priority signals at stop lights, city support of bicycle coalitions, legal support for cyclists injured in car/ bike accidents, car-free days that offer incentives to cyclists, education for drivers about how to respect cyclists, education for cyclists about how to safely navigate high-traffic areas, encouraging stores to offer incentives to shoppers who arrive by bike.

Ivy Young more than 1 year ago

Separated Lanes

More separated bike lanes so complete trips can be made.

Lloyd more than 1 year ago

Close the gaps

Denver is doing a decent job with bike infrastructure but what I'd really like to see is the removal of street parking for cars in order to put in bike infrastructure. The would demonstrate the city's REAL commitment to bicycling by making difficult choices rather than constantly going for the easy, low-hanging fruit.

Lori B. more than 1 year ago

Infrastructure and attitude

I do believe that when you have the infrastructure, that people will use it, all the while creating (hopefully) better attitudes within the community. I think we all have to do our part in keeping an upbeat attitude and keep the traffic flowing safely. A little courtesy goes a long way.

ted more than 1 year ago

Train FAX Bus Drivers

The local public transit FAX buses here in Fresno, CA end up competing with cyclists for the right shoulder of the road. There have been countless occurrences of bus drivers almost right-hooking, cutting off, and pulling out in front of cyclists. I feel like most of the drivers simple don't understand the dangers they pose to bicycle road users, and a little training would go a long way in creating a harmonious existence between bikes and buses.

Jeff more than 1 year ago

Just think buke

When we build someting, just ad a the bike in the equation.

David Viens more than 1 year ago

Education

Educate both drivers and cyclists on the rules of the road as they pertain to bikes and how to peacefully coexist on the road.

Sean Sweeney more than 1 year ago

Bike to school!

I live way up north, where biking yearly is tough, so many people don't even try. I would love to see my town include biking clubs as an after school option for youth. Working on education, basic mechanics and even teaching kids to ride would be an amazing addition to my northern community.

Mindie Bird more than 1 year ago

Bike Friendly Burlington

Would have more consistent infastructure with less gaps and better signage.

John Leddy more than 1 year ago

Cycling education

My city (Charlotte, NC) could make bicycling safer by sponsoring bicycling education classes like cyclingsavvy.org. Including bicycling education in Drivers Education would also go a long way to make our roads safer.

David Spranger more than 1 year ago

driver education

Teaching drivers how to handle bikes in the road and cyclists rights would help dramatically

Rob more than 1 year ago

Velocity Wheelset

I live in a small town in NW Iowa (start of RAGBRAI 2012, if you are curious). We have a commercial district on the south west end of town that requires crossing a busy, high speed intersection in order to reach. Compared to the rest of town which is lovely to bike around, this intersection is a nightmare.
I would love to see a direct access bike path that bypasses that intersection. The logical route for this path would also connect a lower income section of town (with corresponding lower rates of car ownership) to the stores on the outskirts of town. With no mass transit, a bike is really the best way to run errands, and without a bike path the only way to get to what you need is to mix it up on the busiest road in town.

Nathan more than 1 year ago