Photos from Bikes and Transit on Flickr.
- Jarrett Walker, Human Transit – consultant
- Mia Birk, Joyride – consultant
- Richard Masoner, Cyclelicious – author and frequent bike & transit user
- Jonathan Maus, BikePortland.org – author and critic
Papers and Studies
- Bike-Transit Integration in North America,” Journal of Public Transportation, Vol. 12, No. 3, 2009, pp. 79-104 (with Ralph Buehler). Download PDF.
Bicycling Access and Egress to Transit: Informing the Possibilities, by Mineta Transportation Institute. Download PDF. Via BikePortland, their summary:
Researchers analyzed existing practices and oversaw focus groups in five communities; Boulder/Denver, Colorado; Chicago, Illinois; Ithaca, New York; Portland, Oregon; and Santa Clara County, California.
Specifically, they broke down bike/transit integration approaches to four methods:
- “Bike on transit” (transporting the owner’s bicycle aboard â€“ inside or outside â€“ the transit vehicle),
- “Bike to transit” (using and parking the owner’s bicycle at a transit access location),
- “Shared bike” (sharing a bicycle, which would be based at either the transit access or egress point),
- “Two bikes” (using an owner’s two bicycles at the access and egress location).
In terms of cost-effectiveness, the study found that “bikes on transit” ranked best overall.
About Steven Can Plan
I started this blog in 2007 as the writing assignment for an introductory urban planning class at UIC. It's about cities (mainly Chicago), GIS oftentimes, and transportation (mainly bicycling). Learn more about me, Steven Vance. I also write for Streetsblog Chicago.
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Chicago Bike Map App
The Chicago Bike Map app is a bike and street map stored entirely in your iOS device – no data connection required. The map is designed to look much like the City of Chicago's official printed and online bike map. The app works on iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Highly Recommended Bike Products
So far I haven't had a flat with this tire. I've used Continental Gatorskin and Panaracer T-Serv, both of which have had flats (same Chicago streets). The Gatorskin has less tread than both, and wears to a slick surface faster.
So far my longest trip was 40 miles on this saddle. It molds to your butt like Birkenstock sandals mold to your feet. The springs make the bike ride a little more comfortable and more fun (weird, because you bounce up and down on them). It also looks gorgeous. Comes in 3 colors - I got black.
The best value taillight. It has three red LEDs that alternate and provide extreme brightness. I have two of these.
Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us) by Tom Vanderbilt
As someone who doesn't like driving, but believes that cars can be efficient in moving groups of people and goods, this is my favorite book.
Joyride: Pedaling Toward A Healthier Planet by Mia Birk, With Joe (Metal Cowboy) Kurmaskie, Joe Kurmaskie, Jim Moore
I met Mia Birk in October 2011.