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202_Cyclist Jan 2, 2023 9:28 PM

Inflation or that Lyft’s stock has been absolute shit this past year?

shivtim Jan 24, 2023 6:44 PM

BeltLine: Long-awaited Southside Trail construction to start in March

Atlanta - The unpaved Southside Trail section between Glenwood Avenue and Boulevard—Segments 4 and 5—is scheduled to officially close and be under construction sometime in March 2023. The scope of the 1.2-mile project includes rebuilding the United Avenue bridge. Once Segments 4 and 5 open, BeltLine users will be able to travel from Piedmont Park down to Boulevard, south of Zoo Atlanta, on a contiguously paved and protected multi-use trail. Once the next Southside Trail piece opens, it will create roughly five miles of uninterrupted BeltLine on the east and south sides of town, with only a half-dozen at-grade street crossings along the route.

jmecklenborg Jan 24, 2023 7:26 PM


Originally Posted by 202_Cyclist (Post 9828839)
Inflation or that Lyft’s stock has been absolute shit this past year?

Rideshare always was and always will be unprofitable.

dchan Jan 24, 2023 7:46 PM


Originally Posted by jmecklenborg (Post 9847698)
Rideshare always was and always will be unprofitable.

But what if ride shares were run by a non-profit community organization?

Swede Jan 30, 2023 1:01 PM

This stretch of bikepath on the western side of Stockholm's Old Town is getting widened. It is one of the main 3 bikelanes/paths connecting the northern half with the southern half of the inner city (of the whole metro area, really!).
Construction is planned to start in 2024.

Still a bit narrow, yes, but this looks about twice as wide as the current situation (which is scary at times).

google maps:!8i8192

shivtim Feb 2, 2023 1:36 PM

Atlanta awarded $30,000,000 for bike/ped connection from downtown to the Southside Beltline trail.

"Safety upgrades along that route call for bike lanes, crosswalk lighting, roadway reconfigurations, medians, safer speed limits, and rectangular rapid-flashing beacons, among other changes."

shivtim Feb 2, 2023 1:42 PM

The Atlanta project is part of the 37 implementation Safe Streets and Roads for All grants announced yesterday.

The Department is awarding 473 action plan grants and 37 grants for implementation projects in this first round of the program.

Here is a snapshot of the types of communities being funded through these awards:
  • $1.52 million for Pima County, Arizona, to develop its Safe Streets for All Action Plan, focused on creating a culture of safety for all residents.
  • $12.9 million for Modoc County and Fort Bidwell Tribal Reservation, California, to improve safety along two corridors in rural, disadvantaged communities and Tribal areas by implementing community requests for bicycle lanes, pedestrian crosswalks, speed control, and mobility-assisted support infrastructure.
  • $680,000 for the City of San Diego, California, to advance its Safe Streets for All San Diegans proposal, which will build upon the existing safety action plan to develop a speed management plan, pursue quick-build projects, and develop a Slow Streets Program.
  • $19.7 million for Hillsborough County, Florida, to implement low-cost and proven safety measures including sidewalks, bicycle lanes and speed management to improve safety for pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users and drivers at approximately 22 locations in the county.
  • $10.4 million for Fayette County, Iowa, to address roadway departure crashes along approximately 50 miles of roadway through shoulder widening, rumble strips and other low-cost treatments. Lane departure crashes account for nearly 60% of the fatalities and serious injuries in the area.
  • $24.8 million for the City of Detroit, Michigan, to redesign existing transportation infrastructure in high crash areas and places with inadequate pedestrian infrastructure to focus on pedestrian and bicycle safety, and safer speeds for vehicle traffic.
  • $4.4 million for the City of Charlotte, North Carolina, to help implement the city’s Vision Zero strategies to reduce risky roadway behavior through infrastructure improvements, with a focus on safer intersections and pedestrian-involved crashes.
  • $4.4 million for the City of San Antonio, Texas, to install eight mid-block crossings with pedestrian refuge islands and pedestrian hybrid beacons on Zarzamora Street in the city’s historically underserved Westside.

mrnyc Feb 16, 2023 2:09 AM

road diet, bike lanes and more for dangerous delancey street --

Gillibrand, local pols unveil $18M federal grant to redesign dangerous stretch of Delancey Street

By Ethan Stark-Miller
Posted on February 6, 2023

A roughly $18 million federal grant will fund long sought-after traffic safety improvements to a dangerous stretch of Delancey Street near the foot of the Williamsburg Bridge on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and a cadre of local pols announced Monday.

The grant will pay for the city Department of Transportation’s (DOT) implementation of a so-called “road diet” along the dangerous stretch of Delancey, the senator said during a news conference at the corner of Delancey and Norfolk Streets Monday morning. The road diet consists of reducing traffic lanes, building protected bike paths and adding accessibility improvements to the busy thoroughfare between Clinton and Bowery Streets.


Busy Bee Feb 16, 2023 3:08 AM

^ Any graphics showing what this will look like?

mrnyc Feb 16, 2023 10:15 PM


Originally Posted by Busy Bee (Post 9867547)
^ Any graphics showing what this will look like?

not yet, but i found something better --

1919 -- delancey street and the williamsburgh bridge -- in full swing in the streetcar era. :cheers:


Busy Bee Feb 17, 2023 12:01 AM

^ Seen that shot before. Ahhh...what a time to be alive. I mean you could die of TB or a simple infection, but other than that...

mrnyc Feb 20, 2023 2:23 AM

they dont need no traffic lights in kronengen:

dchan Feb 23, 2023 3:54 PM

If anyone is interested, the National Center for Sustainable Transportation (NCST) is hosting a webinar titled "The Role of Micromobility in Public Transit Planning" on March 8th at 1pm Eastern Time. Register at this link:


First and last mile (FLM) connectivity has always been a major consideration in public transportation modeling and planning. Ph.D. candidate Reid Passmore, of the Georgia Institute of Technology, will share his progress on developing a framework for systematically assessing cycling infrastructure improvements using the shortest path model, BikewaySim. While there are many models used throughout the US that can simulate walking trips from and to transit, there are few that do the same for bicycles. This model creates shortest routes that are consistent with the preferences that current and potential cyclists’ have for infrastructure. This framework will aid planners and engineers to assess the impacts of proposed cycling infrastructure projects, so that projects that stand to have the greatest impact on the actual and perceived safety of cycling are selected over those that would be less effective.

We will also hear from Prof. Beth Ferguson, whose ongoing research includes an exploration of travel behavior and best practices to increase micromobility and public transit ridership post-COVID-19. Prof. Ferguson’s project with Dr. Angela Sanguinetti, titled Integrating Micromobility with Public Transit: A Case Study of the California Bay Area, is nearing completion. Micromobility is well-suited to address first- and last-mile connectivity with public transit by extending the catchment area around transit stations and bridging gaps in the existing transit network, ultimately facilitating access to jobs and services. However, the uptake of micromobility depends on a variety of factors including environmental design features at and around public transit stations that support or inhibit access.

mrnyc Mar 16, 2023 9:10 PM

ok — nyc is slow on the draw with these:

Oonee unveils new free bike parking pod at Port Authority Bus Terminal

By Ben Brachfeld
Posted on March 15, 2023

Local micromobility startup Oonee on Wednesday opened up its newest hub for bike parking at the Port Authority Bus Terminal, part of what the company hopes is ultimately a network of secure storage for two-wheelers throughout the five boroughs.

The Oonee “pod” on 42nd Street outside the bus terminal can securely hold 20 bikes, and is completely free to use with a membership, allowing access via a keycard or phone app. Spots on the vertical, “smart-locked” racks are available on a first-come-first-served basis, and can be held for 72 hours before the app sends a notification about inactivity.

The new Oonee Pod outside Port Authority Bus Terminal.
Photo by Ben Brachfeld

homebucket Apr 4, 2023 4:44 PM


Controversial Valencia bike lane plan up for vote on Tuesday
By Adam Shanks | Examiner staff writer Apr 3, 2023

Valencia Street could soon be split down the middle by a two-way, center-running bicycle track that would be the first of its kind in the city.

Like the street design itself, transit advocates are divided over a plan for Valencia Street, which sees more than 2,000 cyclists every day.

Some argue that the existing design is inherently unsafe, and that anything is better than continuing to navigate around double-parked cars stopped in a bike lane. After years of talk, they just want to see tangible change — even if the design proposed by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency isn’t the Valencia of their dreams.

Others argue that the center-running bike lanes will be so disastrous that it’s best to hold out for a better design.

On Tuesday, the SFMTA Board of Directors will vote on the design proposed by agency officials.

If approved, the agency will install a two-way bike highway from 15th Street to 23rd Street at least until the pilot expires on Oct. 31, 2024

The bike lanes are protected by temporary plastic posts. Each bike lane is six feet wide, buttressed by a two-foot buffer lane between it and the lanes for car traffic.

Other changes would include left turn restrictions intended to protect the cyclists that would be streaming down the middle of the street. The design would decrease general parking spots for cars by 22%, but increase loading space for commercial and non commercial vehicles, according to SFMTA.

The SFMTA believes the design will reduce collisions, including those between cars and cyclists. The stretch is a notoriously dangerous one. Two people have died in the last five years under the existing set up, according to SFMTA.

To address safety concerns further north, the SFMTA installed parking-protected bike lanes along the curbsides of Valencia Street in 2019 between Market and 15th Street.

As it was assessing how to address the next stretch of Valencia, The City and world were struck by the COVID-19 pandemic. That introduced a new wrinkle — the construction of parklets outside a number of businesses along Valencia. The plan introduced by SFMTA attempts to address this post-pandemic reality.

The agency tracked loading activity along the street, and found the vast majority of it does not occur at the curb, but either in a bike or in the vehicle travel lane. By sticking bike lanes in the center and increasing zones for commercial loading, SFMTA hopes to alleviate this problem.

The agency notes that protected bike lanes along the curbside, such as those that exist between Market and 15th Street, are an alternative. But doing so would require weaving bike lanes around parklets, thus reducing available space for loading, it argues.

homebucket Apr 4, 2023 4:52 PM

And the images:

M II A II R II K Apr 22, 2023 6:08 PM

5 Reasons Why Cargo Bikes Are the Future of Urban Transportation



Environmentally Friendly

- Cargo bikes are an environmentally friendly mode of transportation. They don’t require any fuel, which means they don’t produce any emissions. This is a huge benefit for the environment, as it helps to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. Additionally, they are much quieter than cars and trucks, which means they don’t contribute to noise pollution. By choosing a cargo bike over a car or truck, you’re doing your part to help protect the planet.

Cargo bikes are cost Effective

- Cargo bikes are not only cost-effective, but they are also efficient and convenient. With the ability to carry large loads, these amazing bikes can replace the need for a car or truck for many urban transportation needs. They can easily navigate through traffic and narrow streets, making them a practical option for city dwellers. Plus, cargo bikes can be parked almost anywhere, eliminating the need to search for a parking spot. Overall, these bikes offer a convenient and efficient mode of transportation for urban areas.

Health Benefits of Cargo Bikes

- In addition to being a practical mode of transportation, cargo bikes also offer health benefits. Riding one is a great way to get exercise and stay active, which can improve overall health and well-being. Plus, cargo bikes are eco-friendly and emit zero emissions, making them a sustainable transportation option. By choosing a cargo bike over a car or truck, individuals can reduce their carbon footprint and contribute to a healthier environment.

Efficient and Convenient

- Cargo bikes are not only cost-effective, but they are also efficient and convenient. With the ability to carry large loads, these amazing bikes can replace the need for a car or truck for many urban transportation needs. They can easily navigate through traffic and narrow streets, making them a practical option for city dwellers. Plus, cargo bikes can be parked almost anywhere, eliminating the need to search for a parking spot. Overall, these bikes offer a convenient and efficient mode of transportation for urban areas.

Versatility and Adaptability

- One of the top reasons why cargo bikes are the future of urban transportation is their versatility and adaptability. Unlike traditional bikes, they are designed to carry heavy loads and transport goods, making them ideal for a variety of tasks. From grocery shopping to moving furniture, cargo bikes can handle it all. Plus, with the ability to add accessories like child seats and cargo racks, cargo bikes can be customized to fit the needs of any rider. This versatility and adaptability make them a practical and efficient mode of transportation for urban dwellers.


shivtim Apr 27, 2023 12:26 PM

Couple of new protected bike lanes on 10th street and 14th street in Midtown Atlanta. These lanes were already here, but the posts and green paint were added this month.

mrnyc May 3, 2023 8:48 PM

not so good —

New Yorkers give low marks to city’s bike infrastructure in new ‘Cycling Census’

By Ben Brachfeld
Posted on May 1, 2023

The city’s bicycling infrastructure has plenty of room for improvement, according to thousands of cyclists who responded to the first-ever New York Cycling Census.


mrnyc May 7, 2023 1:36 PM

new improvements for biking over the bayonne and goethals bridges —

Delayed Staten Island bike lanes near Bayonne, Goethals bridges expected to be completed this year

Published: May. 02, 2023
By Erik Bascome |

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- New bike lanes that were expected to be completed last summer will be implemented on Staten Island this year barring any additional delays.

Last May, the Department of Transportation (DOT) announced two projects to redesign the streets near the entrance points for the shared-use paths on the Bayonne and Goethals bridges, adding new bike lanes that will make it easier and safer for cyclists to enter and exit the bridges.

The Department of Transportation is expected to complete two projects in 2023 to redesign the streets near the shared-use paths on the Bayonne and Goethals bridges. (Staten Island Advance/Erik Bascome)Erik Bascome/Staten Island Advan

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