Tag: Bicycle

Bike share program launches in newly bike-friendly Pittsburgh

Bike share program launches in newly bike-friendly Pittsburgh

| June 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Historically car-centric Pittsburgh is becoming cyclist-friendly. The city’s bike share program launched its Healthy Ride program on May 31, stocking stations with public-use bikes that will reach and connect 11 of the city’s neighborhoods to encourage exercise, and to reduce both traffic and pollution. While the launch didn’t go quite as smoothly as possible (some […]

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Sprawling Phoenix transportation plan awaits voter approval

Sprawling Phoenix transportation plan awaits voter approval

| March 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Phoenix, Arizona’s $31-plus billion transportation plan is dependent upon voters’ appetite for a sales tax increase. As The Republic reports, the city’s sales tax would be raised from .4% to .7%, which, with the help of other funds, would support “a comprehensive transportation vision” with light-rail and bus expansion and street improvements. Detractors are questioning the amount […]

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Amsterdam to increase badly needed bike parking

Amsterdam to increase badly needed bike parking

| April 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

“It’s not a war zone, but it’s the next thing to it,” Willem van Heijningen told the New York Times last summer. A railway official responsible for bicycle parking around Amsterdam’s main train station, Heijningen was lamenting the overcrowding that regularly characterizes not just the station, but the city’s bike lanes and dedicated bike parking. […]

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