Category Archives: Велодороги

FHWA: Bike-Ped Investments Pay Off By Cutting Traffic and Improving Health

Marin County rebuilt an old railroad tunnel and created a 1.1-mile walking and biking path, improving access to transit and increasing biking 95 percent on the road leading to the tunnel. Photo: Parisi Associates
Marin County rebuilt an old railroad tunnel and created a 1.1-mile walking and biking path, improving access to transit and increasing biking 95 percent on the road leading to the tunnel. Photo: Parisi Associates

Nine years after launching a program to measure the impact of bike and pedestrian investments in four communities, the Federal Highway Administration credits the program with increasing walking trips by nearly a quarter and biking trips by nearly half, while averting 85 million miles of driving since its inception. Continue reading

Bikes, Cars, and People Co-Exist on Pittsburgh’s Shared Streets

Pittsburgh’s Market Square keeps the cobblestone street on the same plane as the sidewalk cafés on the perimeter and the plaza in the middle, indicating to drivers, “you’re not on a highway anymore.” Photo: Strada, LLC
Pittsburgh’s Market Square keeps the cobblestone street on the same plane as the sidewalk cafés on the perimeter and the plaza in the middle, indicating to drivers, “you’re not on a highway anymore.” Photo: Strada, LLC

Summer is finally here, but livable streets advocates already can’t wait for September to come. The biennialPro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place conference is taking place in Pittsburgh, a city that’s shedding its “Rust Belt” image and emerging as a leader in progressive street design with the help of a new mayor who’s committed to biking, walking, and public space. Continue reading

In Austin, a Protected Bike Lane Built to Help Kids Get to School

The Bluebonnet protected bike lane in Austin serves children riding to Zilker Elementary. Photo: People for Bikes
The Bluebonnet protected bike lane in Austin serves children riding to Zilker Elementary. Photo: People for Bikes

What does it look like when a city gets serious about giving kids the freedom to get to school on their own? Austin, Texas, is showing people what’s possible with a protected bike lane that serves an elementary school. Continue reading

DC Bike Counts Show Continuing Surge in Protected Lane Use

Pennsylvania Avenue uses a combination of buffered and protected bike lanes. Photo credit: PeopleforBikes
Pennsylvania Avenue uses a combination of buffered and protected bike lanes. Photo credit: PeopleforBikes

The older DC’s first two protected bike lanes get, the more spectacular their results seem to become.

Freshly compiled bike counts from June 2013 show that the number of people biking in the 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue lanes during peak hours has grown seven times faster than the citywide average since April 2010. Continue reading

What a Great Pilot Bike Lane Project Looks Like: 3 Best Practices

Cheap and flexible: A pilot protected lane project on Multnomah Street in Portland. Photo: Green Lane Project

Cheap and flexible: A pilot protected lane project on Multnomah Street in Portland. Photo: Green Lane Project

From Calgary to Seattle to Memphis, the one-year pilot project is becoming the protected bike lane trend of 2014.

Street designers looking to use the design have been putting down their digital renderings and picking up plastic posts and barrels of paint, city staffers from around the country said in interviews this week. Continue reading

Чи сповільнюють велодоріжки рух транспорту

Велосипедні доріжки сповільнюють транспортний потік? Ні, якщо розташувати їх в правильному місці!

На сьогоднішній день вулиці населених пунктів США розвиваються не лише на користь автомобілів. При кожному новому будівництві або реконструкції вулиці увагу приділяють потребам велосипедистів. Нові велосипедні смуги, звичайно, полегшують життя велосипедистів, але як вони впливають на життя автоводіїв? Для відповіді на це питання було досліджено 10 ділянок автодороги у Мінеаполісі (який вже декілька років визнають найкращим велосипедним містом США), на яких будувались велодоріжки. Continue reading

Британські велосипедисти та водії вважають, що велодоріжки треба робити ширшими

Опрос, проведенный юридической компанией JMW Solicitors, которая занимается правами велосипедистов, показал, что половина британских водителей считает, что велосипедные полосы недостаточно широки, и они опасаются задеть велосипедистов, когда проезжают рядом с ними. Те, в свою очередь, тоже все время боятся, что заденут автомобиль, из-за того, что велосипедные полосы слишком узки. Continue reading