Bike lanes are full of green lines and green boxes that appear to be in the middle of the intersection. I (FOWF Executive Director Amy Ginsburg) had to look up what they all mean because few of these markings and bicycling infrastructure are intuitive. I was confused as both a cyclist and a driver.…Read More
Tag Archives: bike lanes
If you’re not quite sure what the county’s bike lane markings mean, visit MCDOT to learn about bike boxes, pocket lanes, and two-stage turn queue boxes. (We’ll be honest — we had to look them up, too.)
Perhaps there are ways we could build bike lanes with greater ease and fewer costs which would allow us to have more bike lanes in the White Flint area … and have them faster!
People for Bikes suggests that “instead of trying to plan something for perfection from the beginning, like you’d need to do if you were building a freeway, cities advance along a spectrum of decreasingly flexible and increasingly durable materials over the course of a decade or so, gradually tweaking a street toward greater safety and comfort and fixing small issues along the way.” It’s called a quick build, as seen below.…Read More
Check out this presentation by MCDOT on current and future bike lanes in the Pike District.Read More
In Poland, they’re experimenting with a glow-in-the-dark bike lane to increase bike safety at night. It’s unique, it’s fun, and maybe it would work in the Pike District. (I like the glow-in-the-dark pedestrian figure on the sidewalk, too.)
Read more about Poland’s glow-in-the-dark bike lane here.…Read More
The long awaited, much-anticipated, thoroughly planned (and re-planned) Nebel Street bike lanes are actually being built!
You learn more about the bike lanes by clicking here to reach the MCDOT website.…Read More
The National Association of City Transportation Officials recently released a report, Equitable Bike Share Means Building Better Places for People to Ride which shows that the number of people biking in the United States is going up yet the risk of death or injury to each individual bike rider is declining.…Read More
In an article in Market Watch yesterday, “homes near walkable, and often bikeable, trails enjoy premiums of between 5% to 10%, according to an analysis by Headwaters Economics, a research group focused on community development and land management issues.”
The article added, “What’s happening is, a little bit of the city is following people into the suburbs,” says Ed McMahon, senior resident fellow at the Urban Land Institute, a Washington, D.C.–based land and real estate research and education group.…Read More
Many cities have embraced quickly deployed, temporary, community-driven projects to define bike lanes. According to an article in Wired, the idea is to come in, lay down some paint, and see how cyclists and motorists react. It’s call the “quick-build” method.
How about we grab some paint to outline bike lanes (less than a hundred bucks a bucket), install plastic bollards to protect cyclists (about $150 a pop), and planters (roughly $1,000 each) to separate them from traffic and join the other cities that have embraced the quick-build?…Read More
In an article on StreetsBlog, cities making the most progress on protected bike lanes are seeing bicycling rates go up. Results indicate that a substantial share of people riding in the protected lane made bike trips because of the street redesign to add a cycle track.
Hopefully the planned bike lanes in the Pike District will have a similar effect!…Read More