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Old December 15th, 2013, 10:42 PM   #81
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What is the radius of that wheel? 20"? I never understand why these bike-shares are all so poor performing.
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Old December 26th, 2013, 06:41 AM   #82
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What is the radius of that wheel? 20"? I never understand why these bike-shares are all so poor performing.
?? Most bike-sharing systems are successful, at least in the USA
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Old December 27th, 2013, 05:19 AM   #83
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?? Most bike-sharing systems are successful, at least in the USA
I think he is talking about the performance of the bicycles used in those schemes, not the schemes themselves, but I could be mistaken.

And I would have to agree. My own bicycle has a 28" wheel, and smaller would really make cycling unnecessarily tiring and uncomfortable.
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Old December 30th, 2013, 06:51 PM   #84
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Several metro Detroit communities to add bike lanes, cycling signs in 2014

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http://www.freep.com/article/2013123...grosse-pointes
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Old January 2nd, 2014, 02:09 PM   #85
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Old January 18th, 2014, 01:07 PM   #86
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Old January 18th, 2014, 04:35 PM   #87
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That could use some green paint for visibility.
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Old January 18th, 2014, 05:50 PM   #88
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Still pretty horrible and dangerous.
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Old January 18th, 2014, 07:08 PM   #89
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Minneapolis ranks 3rd among major US cities for the highest percentage of bike commuters. Here is a neat video about the Midtown Greenway, a former railroad track that cuts through the heart of the city that is now a popular bike highway:

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Old January 18th, 2014, 07:16 PM   #90
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Old January 31st, 2014, 12:09 AM   #91
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Before & After> 25 of New York City’s Most Transformative Road Diets
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http://blog.archpaper.com/wordpress/archives/67137
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Old January 31st, 2014, 09:18 AM   #92
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Some of the transformations show the success of such incremental changes. Bicyclists still have it rough, and some solutions make me cringe, but it's a start.
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Old February 19th, 2014, 11:24 PM   #93
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Interesting article

Historian uncovers the forgotten U.S. protected bike lane boom of 1905


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Where sidepaths were hobbled from the start by a weak and fluctuating funding stream, [historian Christopher] Wells observes that the interstate highway system was successful because of the ingenuity and invisibility of its financing, hiding the cost from end users and protecting it from the depredations of marauding legislators. When it comes to infrastructure, it seems, the funding mechanism is destiny.
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http://www.peopleforbikes.org/blog/e...e-boom-of-1905
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Old April 15th, 2014, 05:18 AM   #94
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The first bikeometer appeared in Arlington, VA (just outside of Washington, DC)


A curb segregated bike lane in Washington, DC.

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A curb segregated bike lane in Washington, DC.

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Don't wanna be a party pooper but to my Dutch eye it looks pretty narrow for a two-way cycle path. But I guess it's a start. And I like they did the forgivig curbs thing.
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Old April 16th, 2014, 02:57 AM   #96
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Unless cycling traffic increases a substantial amount along that stretch to warrant a wider bike path I would say it seems adequate for now.
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Bicycle improvements coming to Uptown Manhattan:

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/...icle-1.1750037


More protected bike lanes coming to Chicago:

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2...projects-divvy



Seattle City Council Approves Updates To Bike Master Plan:

http://seattle.curbed.com/archives/2...l-approved.php

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The Rise of Protected Bike Lanes in the USA:
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The amount of Americans who cycle to work increased by 60% during the last decade, new figures from the Census Bureau reveals. 0.6% of all Americans cycled to work.

Not surprisingly, the rates are the highest in Portland (6.1%) and Minneapolis (4.1%) Most cycling to work is in the west (1.1%) and the least in the south (0.3%).

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The amount of Americans who cycle to work increased by 60% during the last decade, new figures from the Census Bureau reveals. 0.6% of all Americans cycled to work.

Not surprisingly, the rates are the highest in Portland (6.1%) and Minneapolis (4.1%) Most cycling to work is in the west (1.1%) and the least in the south (0.3%).

Yet the increase in cycling means nothing compared to the huge decrease in the share of people who walk to work. Fortunately the trend is changing apparently, but America still has a long way to go in transportation. More than half a century of terrible urban planning won't be reverted in a decade. In order to profoundly transform its modal share to a sustainable one, a huge effort must be made in preventing and reversing urban sprawl, raise the density in city centres, eliminate subsidies to parking, reduce the amount of space dedicated to cars, generate acceptable infrastructure for biking and walking and develop a good public transport system.

Considering the low density and the extension of American cities, biking can be most useful for complementing public transport in areas where it might otherwise be impossible to sustain it.
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