Bicycling

Content about bicycling

Prioritize travel

Prioritize travel

Stops sign configuration on a bicycle boulevard. Courtesy of Mia Birk, Alta Planning

Bike boulevards use street grids to boost two-wheeled travel

Portland has created more than 300 miles of bicycle facilities. Among the most effective are “neighborhood greenways.”

Job generation table

Job generation table

Source: Estimating the Employment Impacts of Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Road Infrastructure

Pedestrian and bike projects are top job generators

Using Baltimore as a case study, a UMass researcher finds that bicycle and pedestrian upgrades generate substantially more jobs than road repairs and improvements.

Job generation table

Job generation table

Source: Estimating the Employment Impacts of Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Road Infrastructure

Pedestrian-cyclist priority

Pedestrian-cyclist priority

A street in Copenhagen, Denmark, where pedestrians and cyclists get priority. Source: Europe's Parking U-Turn

More bicycling means safer streets

Now comes data from Portland, Oregon, that suggests encouraging bicycle use leads to greater traffic safety in general.

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