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Brad Done

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Getting your employees on bikes helps you reach your sustainability goals, supports community health & wellness, and boosts your bottom line.
Getting your employees on bikes helps you reach your sustainability goals, supports community health & wellness, and boosts your bottom line.
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Alan Richards

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“There’s been a sea change in the attitude about cyclists and frankly the value that the cycling community and the cycling consumer is bringing to the marketplace.”
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Jym Dyer

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• SFMTrA rules!  (You can donate to this worthy cause at: http://bit.ly/SFMTrAdonate )

In unrelated news, does anyone know where I could find a concrete-mixer truck? No reason, just wondering.
Group says the city is not giving bicycle and pedestrian safety the urgency it deserves.
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William Robison
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Denis McDonough, President Obama’s chief of staff, rides or runs his seven-mile commute almost every day. But first, he had to convince his boss to let him bike to work.
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Great, I see he is riding. Let's hope it means more bike advocacy! Too many cyclist are getting killed or maimed by drivers that don't seem to care one way or the other. It will be unbelievably fantastic if we had a stronger voice in the White House. A person that realizes the health benefits for a better nation is to ride a bike, and to maintain clean air for our children's future. 
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Interesting city redesign.
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Interesting.

"The idea is that these superblocks would become distinct communities, neighborhoods within neighborhoods, with shared governance and common resources"

Kind of sounds like a Libertarians dream. 
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RJ Lalumiere

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Nice to see some folks recognize traffic violence for the ongoing problem that it is.
I’m in Philly for the DNC, so I’ll have to keep this brief. I’m feeling increasingly frustrated by the skewed sense of perspective many Americans seem to have about the dangers we face. Not that re...
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None of us have said we're voting for Trump, so Christopher is jumping to conclusions. Posts like this don't help people make informed choices.
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Rob King

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Words fail me. The driver had already killed one cyclist with his truck but was allowed to continue being a driver and go on to kill another.
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+Richard Masoner or a sociopath.
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William Robison
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While this is a conversation about South Central Los Angeles, it is probably applicable to almost any community of color, poor or underserved community in the United States.

We need to understand the perspective of people that are resisting improvement in cycling infrastructure, and that the resistance comes from legitimate concerns. Only then can we address the concerns and help underserved communities.

“What is the situation in South L.A.?” is the question Colin Bogart, Education Director at the L.A. County Bicycle Coalition, posed to launch our discussion of the removal of a 7.2 mile bike lane planned for Central Avenue from the Mobility Plan 2035. Both Malcolm Harris, Director of Programs ...
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William Robison
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This is a good article. Bicycles have a huge advantage in urban areas most of the challenges are political.
 
Cycling is on the rise in US cities - and its changing how residents get around and the shape of cities themselves.
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Of course, and that's why I said "in addition".
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William Robison
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I don't know if this is just throwing crap against the wall to see what sticks. It seems worth a try. Often people in a community know where the problems are, and have ideas to fix them. In any case getting community buy in can make any change easier to implement. 
The 2016 Great Streets Challenge. The City of Los Angeles challenges you to turn your vision for Los Angeles streets into reality! And this year, we're opening it up to every street Citywide! From September 20 to November 18 you can apply to partner with the City on a Great Streets Challenge ...
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William Robison
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I don't know if this is just throwing crap against the wall to see what sticks. It seems worth a try. Often people in a community know where the problems are, and have ideas to fix them. In any case getting community buy in can make any change easier to implement. 
The 2016 Great Streets Challenge. The City of Los Angeles challenges you to turn your vision for Los Angeles streets into reality! And this year, we're opening it up to every street Citywide! From September 20 to November 18 you can apply to partner with the City on a Great Streets Challenge ...
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William Robison
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Lid Angeles now has two protected bike lanes. The second downtown and the first is near the campus of CSUN, about four miles from me.
 
When mere paint won't do it: Bike lanes around the world
BOSTON (AP) — Cities are increasingly changing bike lanes to make them safer in light of fatal crashes involving cyclists and cars. From Boston to San Francisco and New York to Tokyo, traditional bike lanes running alongside…
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+Rob King or as I say roads are like the field of dreams. If you build it they (drivers) will come. 
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Brad Done

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Plan better bike parking to accommodate cyclists in your neighborhood. Impacts, trends, rack types, spacing and more!.
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William Robison
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Science for the win. Building bike infrastructure really does to greater ridership.

Combine that with the increased sales in commercial districts with bike lanes, or cycle tracks, and it becomes a no brainier.
 
Evidence from Montreal shows a shift from cars to bikes wherever new infrastructure was built.
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Kevin Balaam

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PEOPLE fed up with being forced to trek along a muddy track have started campaigning to have a footpath installed along Craigieburn Rd.
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RJ Lalumiere

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Michael Armit

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Find out the 5 essential city development elements that cities need to acquire to become smart & why traffic engineering plays an important part in it.
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+Richard Masoner...Thanks
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Michael Armit

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"All new developments, be it homes, stores, or any other commercial building, increase traffic. "

Ahh.... kinda sorta. Since the context of your post is exclusively motor vehicle traffic, Iet's discuss trip generation from that standpoint. The California experience has found that well-designed transit-oriented mixed-use development can have very minimal impact on motor traffic in the area. A new 700 unit residential unit near my office, for example, has resulted in no net change to intersection level-of-service and no need to re-time traffic signals. The apartments are located directly across the street from a light rail station, and are within walking or biking distance to about 50,000 jobs.

Since development is inevitable due to population growth, we might as well put it near existing commercial and industrial areas. I don't know how urban planning works in Australia, but historically in the USA sprawling greenfield development is much easier due in large part to our environmental and land-use regulations.
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