Bikes are big news
Spring has sprung, and with it, buzz about bicycling. Check out these stories from Salt Lake City, NYC, and London about communities taking a stand for biking.
Bikeable Salt Lake City
The new bike policies in Salt Lake City are "one of the more exciting things we're doing in the whole transportation arena" according to Mayor Ralph Becker. The Utah capital has pledged to add a bike lane anytime a city street is repaved, create a bike-share program citywide, and build bicycling boulevards - streets designated and marked to prioritize biking. That's just the start. Read more
New York transportation agency commits to better bike access
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, a key player in the region’s transportation system, stated this week that they intend to support bicycling "wherever operationally and financially feasible." The group recognized that biking is growing rapidly as a transportation method and that there is an increased demand for accessible, connected, and safe bike routes. Read more
Bike-riding Boris Johnson, mayor of London, takes on litterlouts
Anytime we can get big-city mayors engaged in biking issues, we know it spells good things for our favorite activity. So, when the mayor of London Boris Johnson chased down a group of litterlouts on his bicycle, we were paying attention. Read more
What is bike culture?
The New York Times asked this question in their blog this week and announced a “Bike Culture Summit” in early May. Some of the questions they’ll tackle include: How should cyclists relate to cars and pedestrians? And, what can be done to encourage more women to ride? Read more
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You can also listen to this podcast about our very own peopleforbikes.org on Bicycle Radio, recorded on March 30 (starts at 17 minutes in).blog comments powered by Disqus