The 3-way street

Update June 12, 2011: Added a link to and excerpt from commentary by David Hembrow, a British blogger in the Netherlands. How does a 3-way street work? Easy, just watch the video. I like the term “aggressive yield” to describe … Continue reading

Do you want this facility? Where?

Take a look at this protected two-way bike lane in Brooklyn, New York City. Some people are suing to remove (or change it). If you’re someone who doesn’t live there, here’s why this fight could still be important for you. … Continue reading

Why I’m keeping track of Brooklyn’s bike lane drama

A protected bike lane on Prospect Park West in Brooklyn installed by the New York City Department of Transportation in summer 2010 is under attack. Two groups have sued the city in March 2011 over the lane’s installation. The city … Continue reading

Why did women in Chicago stop bicycling to work? And other stories about data

Why did women in Chicago stop bicycling to work? Or is our data unreliable? Showing relative cycling-to-work rates between 2005 and 2009 in Chicago. Data from table S0801 in American Community Survey, 1-year estimates. Read the comments on this post … Continue reading

Emanuel releases plan for safe bicycling in Chicago. I reconsider.

UPDATE: I forgot to mention in the original post that Rahm gave a press conference on Sunday at Rapid Transit Cycleshop in Wicker Park (the bike shop doesn’t endorse any candidate for mayor). More photos from the event here and … Continue reading

Bike lane news around the country

In other bike lane news around the country: Kansas City, Missouri, now has two bridges with separated and protected bike lanes. A concrete barrier separates a combined walking and biking path from traffic. Chicago’s door lane network grows a little … Continue reading

New Yorkers really want to keep their bike lanes

UPDATE March 21, 2011: Seniors for Safety and Neighbors for Better Bike Lanes have sued the New York City government. Stay up to date with Streetsblog and Brooklyn Spoke. While both are clearly in favor of the protected bike lanes … Continue reading