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The World Could Save Trillions With Buses and Bikes

Biking ElsewhereBy Alex Davies, Wired

THE ARGUMENT THAT embracing a low-carbon future is a road map to economic ruin is bunk, say a band of economists who argue that investing in more efficient transportation, buildings and waste management could save cities worldwide at least $17 trillion. One way to unlock that savings is to promote bikes and buses.
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Animation Explains How Bad Planning Makes Car Ownership Compulsory

Biking ElsewhereB' Spokes: I highly recommend that you watch this video, lots of great points. Additionally there is a link for another great video on the origins of the term "jaywalking". Oh, by the way it is not a legal term in Maryland. Our law would be more accurately described as "crossing between consecutive intersections controlled by traffic lights." Keep in mind a intersection is where two highways intersect and a highway* is something for vehicle travel, wither public or private, this also includes alleyways and very possibly driveways. So there are very few places where "jaywalking" is without a doubt illegal.

* The legal definition of a highway follows:
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Biking Elsewhere-> A study of 100 census tracts with the highest levels of bicycle commuting in the country used American Community Survey (ACS) journey-to-work data to identify neighborhoods with the highest levels of bicycle commuting. It paired each with a randomly selected census tract from the same county to uncover what factors influence bicycle commuting. (Neighborhood Characteristics that Support Bicycle Commuting: Analysis of the Top 100 United States Census Tracts:

from CenterLines, the e-newsletter of the National Center for Bicycling & Walking.
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NYPD to Brooklyn Seniors: Stop Getting Killed by Motorists

Biking Elsewhere[B' Spokes:Of the six cases that Streetsblog could find all were caused by at fault drivers so natch blame the victim. It is scary to me that this seems to be a national trend with "safety" professionals to not even address driver behavior that kills but to solely blame the victim. If we ever truly want to put an end to death by automobile this has to change!]
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The Benefits of Slower Traffic, Measured in Money and Lives

Biking ElsewhereBy ERIC JAFFE, City Lab

"That’s the frustrating conclusion one gets from a new case study about implementing a road diet on Livingston. The analysis finds that the safety benefits of reducing automobile space and speeds on the street would far outweigh any losses from driver delay. But the report’s authors state that officials were concerned from the start about upsetting the car-centric status quo"
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The Cities That Spend The Most On Bike Lanes Later Reap The Most Reward

Biking ElsewhereBy Adele Peters, Fast Coexist

Investing in a network of fully separated bike lanes could save cities huge sums in the long-term. But too little investment in wimpy infrastructure could actually decrease enthusiasm for cycling.

For every dollar spent to build new separated bike lanes, cities could save as much as $24 thanks to lower health care costs and less pollution and traffic, according to a new study from researchers in New Zealand.
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Biking Elsewhere-> The Sustainable Communities HotReport is designed to give community leaders and residents a quick and easy way to determine how well their communities are performing on a variety of sustainability indicators in transportation, housing, economic development, income and equity. Select a community to view charts, tables, and maps showing performance trends over time or select other communities that you consider "peer" or comparison communities.

from CenterLines, the e-newsletter of the National Center for Bicycling & Walking.
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Biking Elsewhere-> In the "Does Walkability Matter? An Examination of Walkability's Impact on Housing Values, Foreclosures and Crime" study (, researchers examined 170 neighborhoods in a medium-sized city to see whether walkability influences neighborhood sustainability. Their analysis shows a positive impact not only on neighborhood housing valuation but also on neighborhood crime and foreclosure. These results provide policy opportunities for planners and citizen groups to pursue strategies to encourage the development of more walkable and sustainable neighborhoods.
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Signs of Our Times: Sharing the Streets

Biking Elsewhere[B' Spokes: We really need to get rid of the signage that the state and the localities have standardized on to give notice that cyclists have a right to the road. A good argument on why is in this article.]
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Biking Elsewhere-> A new junction [intersection] designed to avoid cyclists being hit by left-turning traffic has been unveiled in London. This is the first junction of its kind in Britain. Cyclists and turning motor traffic will move in separate phases, with left-turning vehicles held back to allow cyclists to move without risk, and cyclists held when vehicles are turning left. There will also be a new two-stage right turn' to let cyclists make right turns in safety. For straight-ahead traffic, early-release traffic lights will give cyclists a head start. These innovations aim to significantly cut the cyclist casualty rate. Around 85% of cyclist accidents happen at junctions, mostly involving turning traffic. The new junction, on the upgraded Cycle Superhighway 2 at Whitechapel Road and Cambridge Heath Road, will be the template for junctions to be introduced across London's main road network in future.

[Since vehicles travel on the left side of the road in Britain, switch left with right turns above for North American contexts.]

from CenterLines, the e-newsletter of the National Center for Bicycling & Walking.
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