Ideas in Practice

Amazing cycle super highways   Innovative ideas and current facilities in England, France, Netherlands, Norway and Spain

America’s Top 50 Bike-Friendly Cities  Also lists of top foreign bike friendly cities and US bike-friendly cities with under 100,000 population.

Atlanta Streets Alive   Example of “bike hop” event in the US; links to others

Bicycle-only traffic signal sequence  Example of a traffic signal allowing bicyclists to cross a busy intersection in Groningen, Netherlands.  It is noteworthy that helmets are not commonly worn in parts of the world.

Bicycle Friendly Communities Spring 2016  List of Current Bicycle Friendly Communities from the League of American Bicyclists.  Updated spring/fall.

Complete Streets General Guidelines   Report of the Road Commission for Oakland County, (Michigan) Complete Streets Review Committee; Sept 2012

Driving Change  Media campaign in Grand Rapids, MI correlated to large improvements in safety, awareness.  See also this link at Gud Marketing for a page containing further summaries, including a white paper you may download.

Heinenoord bicycle tunnel  Bicycles-only tunnel under the Oude Maas River near Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Hovenring   Innovative circular cycling bridge, Netherlands

New ‘sharrows on steroids’ debut on Allston’s Brighton Ave.   Shared lane markings in Boston, MA

New York City’s Bike Facility Marketing  NYC’s Department of Transportation maintains web pages promoting the city as bike friendly.

One-Day Protected Bike Lanes  How to test protected bike lanes on a very temporary (one-day) basis using a “pop-up” protected bikeway.

Open Streets events are spreading like crazy  Article with links to bike related events in New York City, LA, and other cities, and other resources, based on the “ciclovia” concept.

Protected Intersections  Design for protecting bicyclists and pedestrians at intersections involving protected bike lanes.

Regional Bike Routes Are For Everybody  Benefits of bike routes and reasons to sign a bike route network; PowerPoint presentation meant for users to modify to fit the occasion.

The Future of Transportation  Ideas, studies and examples available in an eBook format from CityLab.

Traveler Response to Transportation System Changes  Slides and text explaining a variety of pedestrian and bicycling infrastructure changes, with comments on how travelers responded to some of them.  Select the link to this Powerpoint presentation once the main page opens.

Volvo LifePaint makes cyclists safer by making them more visible   LifePaint is “practically invisible during the day, but when light hits it at night, things shine a vibrant white” … making this an idea for bicyclists riding at night on the wrong side of the road, dressed in dark colors with no lights?