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Old Posted Apr 3, 2017, 6:57 PM
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There is no master plan, but two of the main streets are getting big makeovers. Klarabergsgatan is in the middle of a renovation and re-modelling. Most of it will be car-free, there will be bike lanes and there will be trams: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fTZI0kPJCu...licerat+ma.jpg
Vasagatan hasn't had work start yet, but planning is well under way: http://www.tyrens.se/media/1595/vasa...tion160512.png

Neither is all about bikes, but proper bikelanes are a big part of the results.
Awesome. Vasagatan was the street I had the biggest problem with. It was frustrating when a dedicated bike lane just stopped at an intersection and then dealing with all of the auto traffic. Söder had a few of those as well, but at least drivers were friendlier there.
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Bike infra in Stockholm is often one block at a time, no coherent plan or even a standard way it is designed is evident.
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Silicon Valley Has a Plan for Building a “Stress-Free” Bike Network

Read More: https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/sil...ke-plan-report

PDF Report: http://jointventure.org/images/stori...ike-vision.pdf

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A new report lays out a detailed vision for improving the region’s bike network — fixing the “discontinuities in the bikeway network that compromise the user experience.”

- Only 1.7 percent of Silicon Valley residents bike to work, which is still more than the national average, but, the report argues, far less than the number could be, given the region’s mild climate and flat topography. After all, Davis and Mountain View aren’t that far apart. But one of the problems is, actually, Silicon Valley’s geography. It’s not a single entity, but a collection of cities across two counties, each with its own government.

- “The existing networks of low-stress bikeways in Silicon Valley are disjointed by high-stress barriers, including intersections, high-speed arterials, and freeway and expressway overcrossings, leaving islands of low-stress bikeways as stranded investments,” the report states. “Oftentimes, like the patterns of collisions, these barriers occur at city boundaries where bicycle network improvements would require inter-jurisdictional, county or state collaboration.”

- The report makes a number of suggestions for cities that want to help improve the region’s bike network, including fostering partnerships, hiring staffers, updating bicycle master plans and adopting Vision Zero-like goals. One particularly interesting one involves pursuing grant funding. The report states that grant funding and planning efforts that “are regional rather than city-specific would unlock stranded investments in Silicon Valley and create a superior bicycle network.” It proposes modifying grant criteria to prioritize connecting the various “low-stress” sections of the area’s network.

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12 Inspiring Architectural Projects for Bicycles

http://www.archdaily.com/806102/12-i...s-for-bicycles




Denmark Pavilion, Shanghai Expo 2010 / BIG






LightPathAKL / Monk Mackenzie Architects + Landlab






Twisted Valley / Grupo Aranea






Hovenring, Circular Cycle Bridge / ipv Delft






Peace Bridge / Santiago Calatrava






Lex van Delden Bridge / Dok Architecten






Bicycle Club / NL Architects






Bicycle Hotel Lillestrøm / Various Architects






Electra BikeHub / Andrey Ukolov + Ekaterina Osipova






Superkilen / Topotek 1 + BIG Architects + Superflex






Distrito Fijo Cycling Club / DCPP arquitectos






Cuyperspassage / Benthem Crouwel Architects

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wow! it's incredible! thanks for sharing!


[QUOTE=M II A II R II K;7762104]12 Inspiring Architectural Projects for Bicycles

http://www.archdaily.com/806102/12-i...s-for-bicycles

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a few days ago i came up with a bike building that is shipping container dispenser.

the first five or so floors are spiral bike paths in the middle of the buildings. the red building are a garage for the shipping containers and the other ones are to live at.

http://s462.photobucket.com/user/boo...e.png.html?o=5


around 2,700 is for bikes.

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Oregon Bicyclists Could Pay Tax To Fund Bike Path Improvements

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A proposed $8 billion transportation spending package in Oregon could include a tax on the sale of bicycles. It's a funding idea that's often talked about but has rarely been implemented nationwide.

- The bike tax is still being debated at the state capitol, but the current proposal would tack on anywhere from three to five percent to the cost of a new bike. Under the current version of the plan, the tax would only apply to adult bikes that cost more than $500. --- At the capitol, Gerik Kransky is a lobbyist with The Street Trust, which until recently was called the Bicycle Transportation Alliance. His group is opposed to the bike tax. --- "We feel it's not an effective way to raise revenue,” said Kransky. “There’s not a lot of money in the bike industry and so we won't be able to generate the kind of dollars from a bicycle excise tax that would really have an impact on building new transportation infrastructure.”

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Berlin Proposes Converting An Abandoned Space Into An All-Green 6-Mile Bike Path

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If the proposal, which is called the Radbahn Berlin, is passed, it would have a significant impact for commuting through the city, as the project is centrally located in the core of the city, allowing for more eco-friendly commutes to and from work.

- Radbahn Berlin, which is led by a team of local specialists and community leaders, have envisioned a world where the derelict space below the U1 is transformed into a covered bike path that is lined with trees and plants. What's more, the group would like to include bike service stations, and recreational areas for cafes and food trucks along the six-mile long pathway. There has been no announcement as to when the project may or may not be approved.

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Landmark Study Tests a Bike Network’s Effects on Safety and Ridership

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Which is more important to making a city great for biking: the number of high-quality bikeways, or whether they’re connected to each other? A new study from Spain offers an unexpected answer: The amount of biking actually tracks most closely with the number of bikeways, while the safety of biking tracks most closely with the connectedness of bikeways. But if you want lots of people biking safely, you eventually need both.

- In 2003, the 2,200-year-old Spanish city of Seville (population 700,000) voted more Communists than usual onto its city council. (Yes, this is a thing that happens in Seville.) The left-wing party had pledged a major investment in bike transportation — and after they joined a coalition with the center-left Socialist party, they delivered. In 2007 alone, the city built 40 miles of protected bike lanes, a 542 percent increase over the existing 7 miles. It created an imperfect but connected network through the central city.

- Another 46 miles were installed over the next six years, along with a popular new bike-sharing system. (These six years overlapped, it’s worth noting, with the global financial crisis and a particularly deep recession in Spain — national unemployment peaked at 27 percent in 2013. Seville’s tourism-heavy region, Andalucia, had the worst job market in the country, and the city itself fared only a bit better.) Two things started happening in Seville almost immediately: The number of bike trips soared and the risk of a bike trip plummeted.

- The basic story of Seville’s bike boom has been known for a few years. But in their study, Marqués and Hernández-Herrador wanted to know what had happened in what order. Was biking safer because the protected bike lane network had gotten more people biking (the so-called “safety in numbers” theory)? Or was biking safer because the new barriers reduced collisions directly? And did the change come gradually, or all at once?

- Many cities build low-stress networks gradually. Only Seville had built a large connected network in a single year. “Since the cycle paths existing before 2007 were few and unconnected, there was a qualitative change between 2006 and 2007,” the authors write. In other words, Seville gave scientists a chance to test an important question: How much does bike network connectedness matter?

- Bike network connectedness seems to immediately pay off in the form of lower risk to people biking. The risk of a biking trip in Seville seems to have fallen dramatically in 2007 and stayed mostly flat afterward. No other single variable predicted bike safety as well as that single yes/no question: Has a network been built yet? More accurate still was a formula that took into account both variables — the length of bikeways built and that yes/no question about whether or not the network had been connected.

- Generally speaking, every additional mile of protected bike lane somewhere in the city improved safety. But network connections improved safety most. The most surprising finding of Marqués and Hernández-Herrador is probably that the network connections didn’t correlate very well with ridership. Instead of jumping abruptly as soon as the network was in place, the number of people biking in Seville rose steadily.

- Here’s what the authors say about this: Our interpretation is that the primary cause for the aforementioned big drop of risk was the implementation of the network of bikeways, and that the subsequent reduction of risk was the primary cause for the increase in the number of bicycle trips. It’s worth adding that the authors also believe that even as safety was boosting ridership, ridership was also improving safety.

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that whole thing about rotating bikeshare bikes around town to match the usage:



Citi Bike expansion making it harder to keep stations stocked

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yesterday was the first death in citi bike history after 43M rides -- its the second overall bikeshare death in the usa.

http://www.amny.com/news/citi-bike-r...say-1.13732378
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yesterday was the first death in citi bike history after 43M rides -- its the second overall bikeshare death in the usa.

http://www.amny.com/news/citi-bike-r...say-1.13732378


the bus driver was not charged

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/...icle-1.3244722
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Divvy in Chicago will be adding 40 new stations/400 new bikes this year. The new total count will be 620 stations/6200 bikes (based on Divvy website figures).

Divvy Will Add 40 More Stations This Year, Increasing Density in Underserved Areas
http://chi.streetsblog.org/2017/06/1...rserved-areas/
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New Bike Lanes Coming to South L.A.

https://urbanize.la/post/new-bike-lanes-coming-south-la

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Hoover Street

- The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) intends to reconfigure a three-mile stretch of Hoover Street between Vernon and Manchester Avenues to incorporate bicycle lanes in each direction. This new configuration removes one vehicle lane in each direction, resulting in two travel lanes and a center turn lane.

Broadway

- The one-mile stretch of Broadway between Manchester and Century Boulevard currently features three vehicle travel lanes in each direction. LADOT proposes reducing this to two travel lanes in each direction, allowing for the installation of a full mile of buffered bicycle lanes. Bicycle lanes are already in place along Broadway between Century and 117th Street.

Avalon Boulevard

- LADOT proposes 6.4 miles of bicycle lanes in each direction along Avalon Boulevard between Jefferson Boulevard and 120th Street. This would be achieved by removing one vehicle travel lane in each direction, leaving two travel lanes and a center turn lane.

Main Street

- The four-mile stretch of Main Street between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and West 92nd Street currently features two vehicle travel lanes in each direction. LADOT plans to reconfigure the street with one vehicle travel lane in each direction, a center turn lane and bicycle lanes in both directions. This proposal would extend an existing stretch of bicycle lanes along Main Street between 92nd and 108th Street.

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Pop-Up Bike Network Leads to Permanent Change

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- Tactical urbanism is meant to quickly, cheaply demonstrate how to change a space for the better — not only to prove that it can be done, but also to ultimately inspire city officials to adopt permanent improvements. By that metric, the Macon Connects pop-up bike lane experiment was a success. Not only did it show that people would bike if they had dedicated cycling lanes, the city is now finalizing plans to install a permanent bike lane downtown with more potentially on the horizon.

- Last fall, the group and their many volunteers installed the pop-up bike infrastructure. To give people a taste of what’s possible, they installed five types, from sharrows to paint-buffered lanes to bollard-protected lanes. Unsurprisingly, rider surveys found that people preferred the protected infrastructure over unprotected lanes and sharrows. For the week the pop-up ran, ridership jumped. Daily counts found there were an average of over 200 riders a day, up from about 80 riders a day immediately before the launch.

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I've learned the value of air pressure. After kinda/sorta filling my tires for years (as a summer-only recreational cyclist using a little hand pump) I got new tubes at 80 psi. And holy moly it's revolutionized the ease of each ride. It feels like half again the distance is still lower effort, with energy to pass people and handle hills etc. along the way. If your tire has any give at all, get a better pump and pump it up!

PS, I was debating buying a road bike because of being generally slow. But now the city bike seems fine.
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I've learned the value of air pressure. After kinda/sorta filling my tires for years (as a summer-only recreational cyclist using a little hand pump) I got new tubes at 80 psi. And holy moly it's revolutionized the ease of each ride. It feels like half again the distance is still lower effort, with energy to pass people and handle hills etc. along the way. If your tire has any give at all, get a better pump and pump it up!

PS, I was debating buying a road bike because of being generally slow. But now the city bike seems fine.
Yes-- higher PSI makes a huge different. If you have mountain bike wheels, try using the Ritchey Slick tires. They are good slick tires to use for city riding for 26 in. wheels.

https://ritcheylogic.com/tom-slick-26-tire
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