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What barriers do women face in bicycling and how can they be overcome?
In the U.S., men's bicycling trips outnumber women's bicycling trips by at least 2:1 (i). There are varying elements which influence a woman's likelihood to bicycle in the U.S.; however, there are simple and low cost interventions for each of these issues. ...more >
How can we accommodate baby strollers and bicycles on outdoor staircases?
An important consideration in answering this question is the need to keep the staircase compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). ADA specifications and guidelines can be quite stringent and are enforced as a civil rights issue by the U. ...more >
What is a bicycle boulevard?
Bicycle boulevards are low-volume streets that have been optimized for bicycle travel through traffic calming and diversion, signage and pavement markings, and intersection crossing treatments. Bicycle boulevards are shared roadway facilities that, ...more >
What is a state Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator, and what are the Coordinator's primary responsibilities?
The 1991 Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) mandated that all state departments of transportation have a bicycle and pedestrian coordinator or program manager. A coordinator's primary functions are to institutionalize nonmotorized transportation within a larger state agency and to increase the number of citizens safely bicycling and walking in the state. ...more >
Do pedestrians and bicyclists have the same wayfinding needs?
Bicycle destination signs are installed at decision points (i.e. where one signed route intersects another) on Chicago's signed route network. This consolidated signage array provides the " ...more >
Do any airport authorities provide for long-term bicycle parking?
Victoria (British Columbia) International Airport introduced bicycle facilities in preparation for the 2004 Pro Walk/Pro Bike conference. Local advocates worked with the airport to identify projects to accommodate cyclists traveling and commuting to the airport. ...more >
How can our community promote walking and bicycling to people who are concerned about high gasoline prices?
High gasoline prices alone will inspire a few people to leave their cars at home and walk or bike. Communities that have already invested in sidewalks and/or a user-friendly bicycling system have a head start because these facilities will encourage novice walkers and bicyclists who might otherwise feel intimidated or overwhelmed. ...more >
What are communities doing to engage children so they help create walkable, bicycle-friendly communities?
The Safe Routes To School (SRTS) program is pioneering innovative ways to include children in planning processes consistent with its overall goal of making walking and bicycling safer and more convenient for children. ...more >
Are bicyclists allowed to ride on interstates?
It varies by state. All states prohibit cyclists on at least some limited access divided express highways. Several states — Idaho, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming — permit bikes on virtually all interstates. ...more >
Are there examples of local businesses sponsoring or providing a free air pump as a service to bicyclists?
A public bicycle air station in Davis, California. Photo: David Takemoto-Weerts Providing a free, reliable source of air for bicyclists' tires requires an investment in good equipment but shows customers you care and that you encourage them to pedal to your place of business. ...more >