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By Jen ReelAugust 31, 2012
I love seeing kids on their bicycles, especially when they are free to enjoy themselves and not be saddled by the fear of traffic. I grew up on a farm and rode my bike in wide open spaces without the worry of automobiles (aside from the occasional tractor) so I always marvel when kids are willing to throw on their helmet and navigate the streets of a city.
Fortunately the city of Austin considers kids on bikes, too, as I discovered last week while witnessing the ribbon-cutting ceremony of Austin's most recent Green…Read More »
By John GreenfieldAugust 31, 2012
Last week dozens of engineers and planners from across the Chicago area converged on the Sears Tower to learn about green lanes and other new developments in bike facility design. The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, the region’s official planning organization, hosted this workshop, “Designing for Bicycle Safety,” led by veteran transportation engineer John LaPlante.
The Green Lane Project’s Martha Roskowski flew in from Boulder to deliver the keynote address, helping to get the audience excited about the brave new…Read More »
Six bloggers, one from each of the Green Lane Project’s focus cities, will share stories in this space about their communities’ journeys toward more green lanes and better bicycling for anyone who wants to ride. Each blogger plans to post two stories per month about their city.
Jen Reel, Austin
Jen Reel is a photojournalist working out of Austin, TX. A transplant from Chicago, she grumbles about the heat but loves Texas anyway. Former Lt. Gov. Bill Hobby claims Jen is…
By Alexis ChavezAugust 24, 2012
A green lane on Market Street equipped with safe hit posts.
It was a foggy August afternoon seven years ago when I arrived in San Francisco, my life neatly packed into a few boxes. Without a car, my options for transportation were walking, bicycling and taking public transit; luckily, San Francisco is…Read More »
By David CranorAugust 23, 2012
Washington, DC is already one of the best biking cities in the United States, frequently being honored on various "best of" bicycling list. But the rapid rise of Capital Bikeshare membership and bike commuter share shows that the Nation's Capital has room to grow. The success of bike facilities added in the last decade, and the ability of those facilities to induce more cyclists has pushed the city to expand the Green Lane network even faster than originally planned.
When Washington, DC’s Department of Transportation (DDOT) completed its 2005 Bicycle Master Plan, the ten-year bicycle facility plan…Read More »
Washington D.C. is exploring options for the reconstruction of a block of 15th St NW. Scroll through this PDF to see how they may constuct this new green lane.
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Green Lane Project has released its first resource, a guide that helps cities build support for innovative bike facilities by sharing key communications lessons learned by other U.S. cities. The 57-page guide, entitled “Explain Your Lane,” shows examples and best practices for communications and outreach that can be used before, during and after green lane projects.
“The way cities talk with their communities about green lane projects can play a big role in their success,” said Martha Roskowski, Green Lane Project director.
Green…Read More »