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Public Transportation Key To ‘Great’ Neighborhoods

Three urban planning scholars of Arizona State University and MIT have published a study critiquing the American Planning Association’s selection of “Great Neighborhoods.” The study’s writers take issue with the fact that these “great neighborhood” rankings fail to take into account affordability or social diversity, while being lauded as a definitive voice in the field. […]

September 15th

Strava Labs — A Global Dataset & Heatmap

To be young, with bicycle, perhaps money to travel and explore the world. Where would you bike? Well, Strava Labs can give you a good idea. It is highlighting where people bike and walk via heatmaps. “The Strava dataset is growing by over 2 million activities a week and already contains 250 billion gps data points. Here on […]

May 9th

Top Bicycle Cities In US Are…

In case you were wondering which were the top bicycle cities in the US (or, to be more specific, which were the top cities for bicycle commute rates), a recent presentation given by John MacArthur of the Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium (OTREC) included a nice chart on just that, based on the 2012 Community Survey […]

November 29th

Top Bike Share Programs… In An Infographic

Obviously, we’re big fans of bikes here. I realized several years ago that the common line and piece of advice “stop to smell the roses” matched bicycle transportation excellently. You see and smell and appreciate so much more on bike than in a car. I’d say that you do less so than on foot, but […]

July 14th

Bike Commuting Soars In Washington, DC

DC has been growing its bicycling bragging rights and swagger over the past few years. New commuting data just add to that. Bicycle commuting in the city more than doubled between 2000 and 2011. Tanya Snyder of Streetsblog Capitol Hill writes: In DC, cyclists now make up 3.5 percent of commuters, a big jump since the […]

May 28th

Where Bike Commuting Grows Fastest (Infographics)

The League of American Bicyclists recently created some cool infographics about bicycle commuter growth across the country. In general, bike commuting has skyrocketed, doubling from 1.7 billion in 2001 to 4 billion in 2009. However, the growth has occurred to a much greater degree in cities and towns that have been designated as Bicycle-Friendly Communities by […]

May 23rd

Better Bicycle Facilities, Off-Road Bike Paths = More Bicycling

More or less, bicycle infrastructure policy and its relationship to riderships was the topic of my 2007 master’s thesis. It’s been obvious to some of us for a long time that bicycle infrastructure policy needs to change in order to give bicycle ridership a big boost, and public health would of course improve from that, […]

May 22nd