Infrastructure and tech innovations that could make cycling (and cities) safer for all of us
“Lightweight, flexible, and connected is the mode of the future. Here’s what we hope to see on more of tomorrow’s streets.
Autonomous vehicles and mass transit are part of that, but so are bikes, which could be “the glue between modes,” says futurist Greg Lindsay, author of Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next.”
Back-in angle parking: what is it, and when and where is it most effective?
Detailed information from the Federal Highway Administration:
The power of community, in this case the immigrant community to communicate the need for streets safe for bikes, strollers and pedestrians. They won!
“Believe me, I felt my heart was pounding, but this time it was out of joy! I was jumping for joy, that after everything we’d gone through, it was finally going to happen. And now I’ve seen them working on the bike lane, they’ve been marking the lines on the pavement.
Cristína González: We have to thank Mayor De Blasio. It seems like he heard us, and we are grateful for that, because when we went to the community board meeting, there were a lot of people against the bike lane. But sometimes when you talk directly to the big shot, things happen.”
With the exception of several important outliers, American cities today are built around the thing that once promised ultimate freedom and mobility, but that wound up decimating so many of our longstanding assumptions about cities’ essential role— the automobile. This change has helped to give rise to a national situation marked by isolation, poor health, and limited opportunity for those who can’t or who don’t want to drive, as well as negative financial impacts on our communities.
It’s not too much of a stretch to imagine any of Asbury Park Streets as a pedestrian plaza…is it? And using parking meter money to pay for it? What do you think about it?
Downtown Hartford Marries Parking Meter Reform With Car-Free Streets
A street is truly “complete” when it accommodates the “invisible” community members for whom a bike is their only transportation choice – a cheap, low-tech tool to get to work and daily life.
It’s odd that biking is such a politically charged and polarizing topic when so many people across the country are just using bikes as a simple, cheap way to get to work. These folks don’t have a lot of choice about what style of bike to ride or which trail they’ll take. Bikes are their main mode of transportation so they make do with what’s around.
Thanks to the support and guidance of NJ Bike & Walk Coalition!
“…with the advocacy of the APCSC, Asbury Park shows promise of becoming one of New Jersey’s forward-thinking cities, prepared for the future equipped with a street network where all modes of transportation are accommodated.”