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Virginia Tech Study Shows Improved Infrastructure in Foggy Bottom Could Increase Cycling

A Virginia Tech research team charged with studying the bicycle infrastructure in the Foggy Bottom-Farragut area of Washington, D.C., has recommended adding two dedicated bike lanes to Pennsylvania Avenue by reducing the six-lane divided road to a four-lane…

PennDOT Announces New Bike Route Mapping Tool to Assist Riders

Harrisburg, Pa.—The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), the Department…

ORcycle Bicycle App Improves Reporting Capabilities

November 23, 2015 - in Corporate, Transportation

SALEM — The ORcycle application for smartphones is getting an update, and safety advocates hope it will encourage riders to send in reports about problems…

Infrastructure Improvements Encourage Bicycle Commuting

May 15, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Planning

May 15, 2015—A UW-Milwaukee urban planner examines how to make bicycle riding a safe and effective mode of transportation for commuters in cities like Milwaukee. Robert Schneider, assistant professor in the School of Architecture & Urban Planning, conducts…

Bicyclists Willing to Ride Up to 3 Miles to Catch Bus, Train

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Jan. 17, 2015—If three American metro areas are any indication, few people ride their bicycles to a bus or train station to commute to work, and those who do only travel an average of 1 to 2 miles. That suggests to a University of Florida…

U.S. Bicycle Route System Grows to Over 8,000 Miles

December 17, 2014 - in Corporate, Transportation

Missoula, Mont., Dec. 16, 2014—Adventure Cycling Association and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) today announced that AASHTO’s Special Committee on U.S. Route Numbering has approved 1,253 miles of new U.S.…

Michigan Study Reports Community and Economic Benefits to Bicycling

August 17, 2014 - in Projects, Roads, Transportation

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT)  released a new report, "Community and Economic Benefits of Bicycling in Michigan." This report is Phase I of a two-phase project that explains the economic benefit bicycling has on Michigan's local and statewide…

Regional Planning in Dallas to be Informed by Cycling Data

July 23, 2014 - in Planning, Roads, Sensors

As more North Texas cities try to make streets and trails friendlier for pedestrians and bicyclists, the North Central Texas Council of Governments is working to help quantify their efforts. The regional planning organization is teaming up with cities to provide…