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Bike News Review – Trails and Infrastructure

How vehicularists and infrastructurists could join up to fix U.S. suburbs
People For Bikes – 1/19/15
It’s understandable why vehicular cycling techniques thrive in suburban America. In the absence of good bike infrastructure, taking the middle of the travel lane really is the safest way to ride — uncomfortable though that is for many of us. But if American suburbs are ever going to be made truly better for biking, today’s suburban bicycle drivers will need to find common ground with me and my fellow fans of Dutch infrastructure.

Marin residents concerned about elimination of bicycle and pedestrian pathways along SMART train
Marin Journal – 1/16/15
Patrick Seidler, president of Transportation Alternatives for Marin, said voters approved construction of a bicycle and pedestrian pathway parallel to the train when they approved the SMART legislation, Measure Q, in 2008. He said recent documents circulated by SMART eliminate parts of the pathway, despite being previously mentioned in plans.

Regional bicycle connections meeting scheduled for Jan. 26
Penn Live – 1/16/15
The study is looking at ways to make bicycle travel safer and more convenient quickly, without expensive improvements. It tries to connect useful locations, including schools, tourist attractions and major employers. It also includes information on public transportation in order to expand the distance a bicycle rider can travel without a car. Creating regional bicycle connections will increase the region’s transportation options, according to Derry Township supervisor Sandy Ballard, who has been spearheading the effort.

Improving our Regional Connections
SF Bicycle Coalition – 1/16/15
Bikes were historically excluded from our bridges and banned from our public transit, but we’ve made huge progress on this front since advocates began fighting for improvements and inclusion. While there’s still more to be done, take a look at how far we’ve come.

Myrtle Beach’s ‘iconic’ pedestrian, bicycle routes named as Knight Cities finalist
Myrtle Beach Online – 1/12/15
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced Monday that the “iconic loop routes” idea submitted by the city or Myrtle Beach is one of the 126 finalists in the Knight Cities Challenge that will offer $5 million to winning innovative projects that offer the “best idea to make cities more successful.”

 

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