Stops sign configuration on a bicycle boulevard. Courtesy of Mia Birk, Alta Planning
Portland has created more than 300 miles of bicycle facilities. Among the most effective are “neighborhood greenways.”
Source: Estimating the Employment Impacts of Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Road Infrastructure
Using Baltimore as a case study, a UMass researcher finds that bicycle and pedestrian upgrades generate substantially more jobs than road repairs and improvements.
Many cities in Europe have begun to make parking scarce and expensive. The result is greater livability.
A street in Copenhagen, Denmark, where pedestrians and cyclists get priority. Source: Europe's Parking U-Turn
UPDATE: China's car industry wonders whether other cities will emulate Beijing and impose obstacles to growing car ownership.
Now comes data from Portland, Oregon, that suggests encouraging bicycle use leads to greater traffic safety in general.
Shared-space streets represent a fundamental rethinking of the design and operation of transportation facilities, two commentators say.
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