Last month, Slate Magazine’s SlateV asked viewers to submit entries for the "stupidest bike lane in America." Responses poured in — many from outside the U.S. — and the honor went to a lane in Silver Spring, Maryland, which is so useless that the markings were removed before the Slate crew got to it. Enjoy.
We have bike lanes like this where I live, especially after winter: The ones so faded you can barely make them out. Scott Shaffer has noticed this problem in Minneapolis, and he makes an interesting point about it at Network blog Streets.mn. That last photo [at right] is right outside the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition’s office, poignantly enough. […]
How did Toronto — a great global city of glass highrises and extensive transit — come to be the only city in North America actively removing bike lanes? This city has 20,000 daily cycle commuters [PDF], and a population density that is well above San Francisco’s. We’re talking about Jane Jacobs’ adopted home city here, […]
This post is by Tyler Golly of Stantec and Michael Andersen of The Green Lane Project, a PeopleForBikes program that helps U.S. cities build better bike lanes. As protected bike lanes have spread from city to city across North America, a problem has followed: snow. Most protected bike lanes are too narrow for standard street plows. […]
Today on the Network, Ohio member blog Xing Columbus questions a recent article in The Columbus Dispatch that attributes Franklin County pedestrian fatalities to carelessness on the part of the victim. According to a Columbus police officer interviewed in the story, local people killed by cars are usually jaywalking or "just walking in the road" […]
Michael Andersen blogs for The Green Lane Project, a PeopleForBikes program that helps U.S. cities build better bike lanes to create low-stress streets. Protected bike lanes are now officially star-spangled. Eight years after New York City created a trailblazing protected bikeway on 9th Avenue, designs once perceived as unfit for American streets have now been detailed in a new […]