As recently as 2006, almost no one in Seville got around by bicycle. The city's bike network was nearly non-existent. Today, Seville has an expansive bike network and is approaching 10 percent bicycle mode share.
London has embarked on an ongoing quest to remake its busiest districts with high-quality public space, taking real estate that used to belong to cars and designing areas where people come first and drivers behave accordingly. The Aldgate project is the latest example.
When Mayor Marty Walsh and the Boston Transportation Department converted a parking lane on Washington Street into a pilot bus lane during the morning rush hour, travel time improvements were noticeable immediately.