This article evaluates the connection between the establishment of bike lanes and increase in commercial property value. The conversation continues about whether bike lanes lead to gentrification. We contend that safe street infrastructure does not lead directly to gentrification, but rather that gentrification often happens at the same time as road infrastructure is improved.
The link between street improvements like bike lanes and pedestrian plazas and a subsequent jump in property values is no secret.
Bike lanes and the gentrification they symbolize, have caused tensions in cities across the country and drawn fire from critics like Jeremiah Moss, blogger behind “Vanishing New York” who said they’re a tool used by mayors to “spur and reinforce gentrification.”
While protected bike lanes have proven to decrease injuries for cyclists and pedestrians, they’ve also been linked to an increase in retail sales, according to a 2014 report from the Department of Transportation.
Thank you Mayor Moor!
Mayor John Moor has joined the US Climate Mayors pledge, a commitment signed by over 350 American Mayors to uphold the Paris Climate Agreement and combat climate change.
“On average, Americans commute about 32 miles (51 kilometers) a day roundtrip, and most of that commuting is done in cars. Some people (like the ones belting out Journey at the wheel) find those car hours relaxing, a temporary refuge from the outside world. Others describe their commute in less favorable terms, citing frustration, nervousness and even rage.
Personal automotive experiences aside, since cars have serious drawbacks for the planet, for society and for the individual, alternative modes of transportation are gaining increasing amounts of attention. While many focus on alternative power like ethanol or hydrogen, some of the ecologically minded are pushing a whole other power source: the human body. It’s a profoundly clean way of generating energy.”
Asbury Park bike share is coming!
If you want to see one of the most effective advertisements for bike sharing that wasn’t produced by a bike-share program, look no further than this footage of people swarming a Citi Bike station while cars sit parked right across the street.
Asbury Park has been designated as a NJ Transit Village by NJDOT and NJ TRANSIT!! This is great news and will further our development of a walkable, bikeable, transit-friendly City!
Bicycles often fill in the gap between public transit and getting home. For those who cannot afford a car or who are forced farther and farther out from transportation hubs, bicycles play the role of “last-leg” transit option. Here, a bicycle is not a sign of luxury, but of necessity.
The purpose is to help the officers understand how traffic law relates to bike riders, and to give them first-hand experience of what most of us who ride regularly already know: the road is very different when you are on a bike.
ASBURY PARK AWARDED $237,000 FOR MAIN STREET STREETSCAPE
A Transportation Alternatives Program [TAP] grant goes towards bike racks, benches, trees, and more
The grant comes after the official approval of another transformation plan for Main Street between the curbs. The City Council approved a Road Diet Pilot for the State highway, which will transform the four-lane street into a three-lane street, complete with center turning lanes and bike lanes. The new striping configuration will be implemented following the repavement of Main Street by NJDOT, a project which is anticipated to be completed in 2019.
Big Cities and small. Detroit to Asbury Park. We’re all about making cities safer and more about people.