Michael Andersen, PlacesForBikes
Michael Andersen is the PlacesForBikes staff writer for PeopleForBikes, a national bicycling advocacy organization. He writes about how to build better biking, faster.
When most cities try to make biking a bigger part of their transportation systems, they use a standard checklist: comfortable biking networks, how-to-ride classes, traffic-law enforcement. The full list is sometimes called the “Five E’s.” A first-of-its-kind survey conducted by Rutgers academics Charles Brown and James Sinclair shows that when you look at biking from the perspective of a Black or Latino American, the Five E’s are missing a lot.
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. Trivia question 1: Of all the trips taken by U.S. adults, how many lead to or from somewhere other than work? The answer is 78 percent. Trivia question 2: Of all the […]