A beautiful new protected bike lane in Austin is slowing motorists, protecting cyclists and pedestrians, and connecting the community. And they did it without having to wait for the most expensive, time-consuming materials.
So your city’s made progress on bike safety—there are some nice new bike lanes, and more people out and about on two wheels. How to keep the momentum going? That’s the situation in this Strong Towns member’s hometown, and he has some ideas to share.
Los Angeles, where the car is famously king, may have one of the best shots of any American city of becoming a car-optional place at scale—not just in a few trendy neighborhoods lucky enough to have good transit. Here’s why.
An interview with Dr. Adonia Lugo, author of Bicycle / Race: Transportation, Culture & Resistance, about broadening bike advocacy to look beyond physical infrastructure to the “human infrastructure” of the communities we build around bicycling.
I keep thinking about the efficiency of the human body. Each model year comes equipped with space-saving design, lots of leg-room, built-in entertainment features, and is bio-fuel-compatible with generally limited emissions.
I keep thinking about the efficiency of the human body. Each model year comes equipped with space-saving design, lots of leg-room, built-in entertainment features, and is bio-fuel-compatible with generally limited emissions. On foot, we are nimble, responsive, and shaped to maximize the utilization of space. A crowd of people is not a traffic jam, it’s a party!
We know how to make our streets so safe that no cyclist really needs a helmet. Should we all wear them anyway?
Building the Cycling City: The Dutch Blueprint For Urban Vitality is a new book by Chris Bruntlett and Melissa Bruntlett aimed at sharing the successful strategies The Netherlands has used to build cities at a human scale.
Strong Towns’s Aubrey Byron interviews John Simmerman and Amanda Popken, who presented on placemaking and tactical urbanism at our recent North Texas Regional Gathering.
John Simmerman and his organization Active Towns want to see a massive increase in the number of places with a culture of physical activity. Come see John speak at the Strong Towns Regional Gathering in Plano, Texas, and learn what he’s doing to help create that change.
Electric bikes and scooters have enormous advantages for short urban trips. How will they change our cities? When Elisha Otis introduced the safety elevator in 1852, he never imagined skyscrapers.
Myth busting time: that infuriating thing you saw a bicyclist do the other day? They were probably doing it for a reason, that reason probably had to do with safety, and it might not have been against the law after all.
Here are 3 reasons why drivers should be celebrating and championing bike lanes, not lamenting them.
By overemphasizing vehicle Level of Service (LOS) we justify expensive, overbuilt streets that are dangerously inhospitable to people—just so drivers won’t be inconvenienced during peak travel times.
The smallest step might actually be the smartest one.
An unlikely town has become a hub for cycling and mountain biking — and it’s paying serious dividends for the community.
This creative bike rental program bridges the gap between short-term bike share and full bike ownership — making bikes accessible to those who normally couldn’t afford them.
…even when they get rid of a few parking spots in the process.
The town of Thomasville, GA is taking small and affordable but very impactful steps to make its downtown more welcoming to people on bikes.
If handled delicately, tactfully and shamelessly, everyone can learn a lot from having The Talk… about biking and walking.