More Inspiration for Those Commenting on the Bike Plan

Bike lanes: In some cities people are literally dying to have them and
some people go so far as to mark their own. Here in New York City, it
feels like every time I get on my bike there is a new bike lane –
sometimes on the left, sometimes buffered, and sometimes completely
separated from automobile traffic.  To understand these lanes, I had
the opportunity to go for a ride with the NYC DOT bicycle boys. They
explained the classes of bike lanes and showed off some of these
inventive facilities.  You can use Ride the City to find a safe bike route in New York City and watch this video to see what lanes are used on your route.

ALSO ON STREETSBLOG

Streetfilms: NYC Bike Lanes 101

|
Bike lanes: In some cities people are so desperate for them they’ll go so far as to mark their own. (Editor’s note: We know.)  Here in New York City, it feels like every time I get on my bike there is a new bike lane — sometimes on the left, sometimes buffered, and sometimes completely […]
STREETSBLOG USA

Why Aren’t American Bike-Share Systems Living Up to Their Potential?

|
As policy director at the New York City Department of Transportation from 2007 to June, 2014, Jon Orcutt shepherded the nation’s largest bike-share system through the earliest stages of planning, a wide-ranging public engagement process, and, last year, the rollout of hundreds of Citi Bike stations. That makes Orcutt, formerly of Transportation Alternatives and the Tri-State Transportation […]

Thoughts While Riding the Expo Bike Lane

|
Last week, I had a chance to ride on the recently-installed bike lane that runs parallel to the Expo Light Rail Line in South Los Angeles from USC to La Cienega Boulevard. At first, the lanes run on Exposition Boulevard until La Brea where they shoot up to Jefferson Boulevard. There has already been some […]