City Planning for Bikes

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How College Campuses Create Bike-friendly Spaces

Ivy-covered templates for better city planning. more »

Oct 28, 2014 8:46 AM Features


Public Park(ing) – Rise of the Parklet Movement

The parklet, two or more parking spaces completely redesigned to function as anything but parking – an active extension of the sidewalk. more »

Jun 16, 2014 11:49 AM Features


Re-Imaging Los Angeles

Pacoima Beautiful is now pushing to transform one street into a pedestrian plaza. more »

Jun 16, 2014 11:26 AM Features


Park(ing) Day to Parklet in 6 Steps

Six simple steps to turn a one-day parking space reinvention into a parklet. more »

Jun 16, 2014 11:25 AM Features

Cycling in the US from a Dutch Perspective

Looking at cycling in some places in the US in June 2013, from a Dutch perspective. more »

Oct 1, 2013 9:21 AM Videos 1 Comments

Complete Streets: How Including Everyone Can Make Communities Safe, Fun, and Prosperous

The Complete Streets movement is gaining more ground as politicians and planners respond to the call for safer and more inclusive streets. more »

Jun 3, 2013 8:15 AM Features

How to Increase Bicycling for Daily Travel

Active Living Research, a National Program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has released a new report that aims provide cities with the most effective strategies for increasing daily bicycle travel. more »

May 21, 2013 7:58 AM Features 2 Comments

Photos Courtesy of John Greenfield

Chicago’s Goal: Best Big City for Bicycling in America

“Building a bicycling network is important to creating a quality of life in Chicago that will attract businesses and families to the city,” announced Mayor Rahm Emanuel at the opening of the Dearborn Street protected bike lanes. more »

Feb 22, 2013 12:00 AM Features 3 Comments

Photo by Tim Bock

The Green Lane Project

A tour de force initiative has launched to deliver world-class cycling infrastructure to US cities. more »

Feb 11, 2013 6:59 AM Features

Bicycle Culture by Design: Mikael Colville-Andersen at TEDxZurich

Mikael Colville-Andersen, an urban mobility expert and CEO for Copenhagenize Consulting, presents Bicycle Culture By Design at TEDxZurich. more »

Nov 30, 2012 2:19 PM Videos 2 Comments

Anna Sierra enjoying the bike lanes.

Kathleen Wilker

Bike-Friendly, Kid-Friendly Montréal

My nine-year-old daughter and I escaped to Montréal for a Mama-Daughter mini biking vacation. We loved the glorious bike lanes, great eats and visits with good friends. more »

Nov 19, 2012 8:03 PM Families on Bikes 2 Comments

Making walking to school kid-friendly.

Kathleen Wilker

Kickstand Session on the Way to School

Day two of the Kickstand Sessions started with a walk to school and finished with presenting great cycling ideas to city councillors. more »

Nov 11, 2012 4:20 PM Families on Bikes

Working on routes kids need to bike to school.

Kathleen Wilker

Kickstand Sessions Arrive in Ottawa

Dutch and Danish mobility consultants team up to deliver workshops on building fabulous cycling cities across North America. Local planners, engineers, elected officials and advocates work together to design innovative solutions for cyclists. more »

Nov 8, 2012 10:41 PM Families on Bikes 1 Comments

Dunsmuir Street separated bike lanes in September, 2010.

Amy Walker

UBC Study - Bicycle Infrastructure Can Reduce Risk of Injury by Half

Physically separated bicycle lanes carry the lowest risk to cyclists, while streets with parked cars and no infrastructure for bicyclists pose the greatest. more »

Oct 19, 2012 8:30 AM Bike Advocacy Blog

A covered parking 'bike oasis' on SW 6th Ave between Washington and Alder Streets in Portland, Oregon. The oasis was installed as part of the Portland Light Rail Project, which added MAX light rail to 5th and 6th avenues in downtown Portland's transit mall.

Photo by Thomas Le Ngo

The 6 D's of Sustainable Transit-Oriented Development

Adapted from TransLink in Vancouver and an interview with its former managing director of planning and policy, Michael Shiffer. more »

Oct 1, 2012 12:00 AM Features

Photo by Jӧrg Bandell

5 Cities Changing Gears

These five cities are recognizing the bicycle as transportation and integrating bicycle travel as part of a comprehensive transportation system. more »

Sep 16, 2012 12:00 AM Features

Bicycles are Transit: Linking Cycling, Transit, Planning and People

Infrastructure that is supportive of people on bikes, especially those who use bicycles for transportation, expands our daily travel choices, allowing us to find the most convenient, fastest way for our own particular needs. more »

Sep 16, 2012 12:00 AM Features

Photo by David Niddrie

Gil Peñalosa – A Call For Change

Gil Peñalosa is adamant that the way we experience cities must be changed, especially now. He feels that five key elements will drive change in urban communities. more »

Sep 16, 2012 12:00 AM Features

Meet April Economides

Long Beach native and president and founder of Green Octopus Consulting. Economides specializes in transforming business districts and cities into healthy and fun places to live, work and play. more »

Sep 11, 2012 12:00 AM Features

Great Places Need Complete Streets

How do you create sustainable, livable communities? more »

Sep 5, 2012 12:00 AM Features