Bicycling

Content about bicycling

Avoiding mistakes in bike-ped infrastructure

Today I’m going to provide some tips – some do’s and don’ts – for public officials to help them navigate the difficult transition from drive-only to bicycle and pedestrian friendly.

The coolest urban trail you are likely to see

Indianapolis's remarkable Cultural Trail is more than a pedestrian and bike trail. It demonstrates green infrastructure while guiding users through the city’s most important neighborhoods and assets.

The place for bike lanes

Initial attempts at making city streets more encouraging to cyclists have often been marred by poor design.

Why community design is important to public health

Claims related to community design and health should be modest. Yet with health care consuming more than 17 percent of the US economy, even a modest improvement can make a significant impact.

The black and white of green lanes

What cities are learning about installing bicycle lanes in minority neighborhoods

Millennials, even those with children, are multimodal and urban

If anyone is under the impression that young adults’ preference for urban, multimodal living is a passing fad, they need to think again.

Sandbox Brainerd

My hometown of Brainerd, MN, is undertaking an initiative focusing on biking and walking. The problem: Death by committee.

The inspiring story of Hamburg, NY

An Upstate New York village defied the Department of Transportation and created a human-scale Main Street, restoring community to a downtrodden downtown.

Bicycling trend rolls on

The growing bicycling industry, like the car-share industry, has an interest in boosting walkability.

Miami Beach takes infrastructure beyond gray

When cities invest in infrastructure, it’s often the gray stuff like roads and bridges. Or it’s hidden away like water and sewer pipes. Not to say that infrastructure isn’t interesting and vital to a city’s success, but it’s hard to get excited about.

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