07 Apr '12, 6pm

Bikes Belong Announces 6 Cities that Will Get Fast-Tracked Protected Bike Lanes

A couple months ago, I wrote about Bikes Belongs’ project to get 6 cities some good, protected bike lanes. This week, Bikes Belong announced which 6 cities would get that support. They are: Austin, Chicago, Memphis, Portland, San Francisco, and Washington D.C. “The two-year, intensive technical assistance program is intended to help these cities develop protected on-street bike lanes and make this type of bike infrastructure a mainstream street design in the U.S.” Streetsblog writes. “The program attracted a total of 42 applicants, said project director Martha Roskowski, from ‘established leaders such as Minneapolis and Boulder’ to relative newcomers like Wichita, Miami, and Pittsburgh.” As noted in study after study (including my master’s thesis at UNC-Chapel Hill, which was a first-of-its-kind cross-cultural study of bicycle ridership and specific bicycle facilities in M...

Full article: http://planetsave.com/2012/04/07/bikes-belong-announces-6...

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