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  • Baltimore Bicycles classifieds (3,722)
    Looking to buy or sell a used bike?
  • Bicycle - Motor Vehicle Collisions on Controlled Access Highways (1,222)

    The rate of bicycle-motor vehicle crashes on controlled access highways is less than one per year across the entire state of Arizona for over a decade, clearly implying that there is not a large-scale safety problem associated with the use of these highways by bicyclists.

    Further changes on the use of controlled access highways by bicyclists must be evaluated in light of the very small percentage of motor vehicle-bicycle crashes occurring on these roadways.
  • Bicycle Commuter Group (1,200)
    The sharing of information on bicycle commuting and provide mentoring to people wanting to divorce their car. This group replaces the SPAM infected BicycleCommuting.
    However, there is still considerable debate over the
    appropriate choice of bicycle facility type in any given set of circumstances. When is a striped bike lane the appropriate design solution rather than a simple shared lane or a multi-use path? At what traffic speed or volume does a shared lane cease to provide the level of comfort sought by most
    Innovations in Bicycle Infrastructure
    By Nate Evans
    Bicycle & Pedestrian Planner
    Baltimore City Department of Transportation
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    Carfree Cities proposes a delightful solution
    to the vexing problem of urban automobiles.
  • Greg Cantori on Bicycle Commuting (1,492)
    This site is a major inspiration for bikes as transportation. The home page begins wit a quote from George Bernard Shaw "People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it." Keep reading it gets better. Also note Greg works here in Baltimore so this site is not about some guy who lives in a cycling paradise.
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    The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has been working to address nonmotorized safety issues nationwide and help communities create safer, better-connected bicycling and walking networks as part of the Department's Safer People, Safer Streets Initiative.

    Since launching the Safer People, Safer Streets Initiative in 2014, DOT has engaged safety experts, existing and new stakeholders, local officials, and the public on a range of targeted strategies to encourage safety for bicyclists and pedestrians on and around our streets, including bus stops, transit stations, and other multimodal connections. Through these discussions, a number of common misconceptions have been raised about the use of Federal funding, street design, and the Environmental Review process that can cause confusion and result in project delay.

    The information below addresses these common misconceptions and distinguishes between Federal standards and State and local practice. Where possible, links identify resources that provide more detail on the topic. This document focuses on three policy areas: Funding, Design, and Environmental Review.
  • Land-Use, Climatic, Demographic, and Cultural Issues Affecting Utilitarian Bicycle Travel (1,382)
    Public policy affecting bicycle transportation has received significant attention in recent years by those who wish to improve conditions for cyclists and by those who wish to change the distribution of travel modes for a variety of purposes. These efforts have typically focused on facilities engineering issues which, while important, often have less effect on the convenience, safety, and popularity of bicycle transportation than local patterns of land use, climate, population demographics, and cultural attitudes toward cycling and motoring. The purpose of this paper is to explore the major real-world factors affecting the decision to travel by bicycle in the Triangle so that urban planners may develop realistic forecasts of future transportation patterns and may influence those patterns or improve conditions for cyclists given support from the cycling public.
  • Reducing Growth in Vehicle Miles Traveled (1,207)
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