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The State of U.S. Bike Infrastructure

https://www.engineering.com/BIM/Arti...US-Cities.aspx

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- As was the case with high-speed rail, the tradition of bicycling as a primary means of transportation in other countries has become so widespread that entire highways (referred to as “cycling superhighways” or “bike freeways”) are in the process of being built. While in the UK, a 16,575-mile bike network has been established, and in Belgium, 932 miles of 1,491 miles of cycle superhighway has been built. --- These highways, which first started appearing around the 1980s, are filled with bicycles, recumbent bikes, cargo bikes and velomobiles. In some cases, mopeds, Segways and pedestrians are permitted at certain speeds. In most cases, the intent is to prevent as much stopping for automobile traffic as possible. For instance, in the UK’s National Cycle Network, 5,273 miles are completely free of traffic.

- Infrastructure in the U.S. has been improving since the early 80s, however. In a studyfor Transportation Research A, researchers note that federal spending has increased from just $5 million per year in 1991 to almost $1 billion per year in 2009. The authors explain “it is clear that federal funding for walking and cycling infrastructure and programs has increased dramatically over the past two decades. That infusion of federal funding for pedestrian and cycling infrastructure and programs has undoubtedly encouraged local and state governments to construct new and improved cycling facilities.” As a result, more Americans are biking, with total trips tripling between 1977 and 2009, and the number of workers cycling to work increasing 11 percent between 2009 and 2012.

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Old Posted Jun 18, 2019, 6:43 PM
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In a Deadly Year for Cyclists, New York City Could Make Protected Bike Lanes a Required Option on Major Streets

https://www.bicycling.com/news/a2775...tandards-bill/

now if only they would make widening the way too narrow sidewalks a priority --- given all the new residents and tourists over the past decade or so!
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booo!

well, i wouldn't mind if they ensured the e-bikes make some kind of a noise. they are completely silent and come running up on pedestrians at high speed with no warning. i have seen plenty of near misses already with bootleg e-bikes and it is hella dangerous because no one knows how to drive anyway.



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E-bikes, e-scooters to get green light from New York lawmakers, aide says

The agreement represents a win for scooter companies and predominantly-immigrant delivery workers in New York City who rely on illegal e-bikes to satisfy arduous, low-paying jobs.


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