hi, here a list of bycicle friendly cities and towns

  • lajos1

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    Mar 20, 2016 5:31 AM GMT
    Ghent (great town to move around cycling)

    Amsterdam (and other places in the netherlands)
    Copenhagen

    Vancouver? (not sure)

    Malmo?


    others that maybe:


    Beijing and Bogota (endangered by increase of car use)

    which other towns and cities?

  • lajos1

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    Mar 21, 2016 8:45 AM GMT
    some links to share:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLurEnjOeMo

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtX8qiC_rXE

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyrTx9SXkVI

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPc24K6Pb9Q

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ldNyuEo3dY

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YopOne0SOH4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EH31bUrPP6g

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Q5qxe3DqlI

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDpkT_Cs2yg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAtGd3IeOG0
  • OHCanon

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    Apr 05, 2016 12:47 AM GMT
    Nice awareness videos on urban cycling. Thank you!
  • roadbikeRob

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    Apr 05, 2016 1:49 AM GMT
    lajos1 saidGhent (great town to move around cycling)

    Amsterdam (and other places in the netherlands)
    Copenhagen

    Vancouver? (not sure)

    Malmo?


    others that maybe:


    Beijing and Bogota (endangered by increase of car use)

    which other towns and cities?

    Minneapolis and Portland
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    Apr 05, 2016 6:54 AM GMT
    Groningen
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    Apr 21, 2016 6:35 PM GMT
    Ya don't get much more cycle-friendly than small towns with very little traffic. icon_lol.gif
  • lajos1

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    Oct 05, 2016 6:19 AM GMT
    https://youtu.be/vjSuROGiKlY
  • gearhappy

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    Oct 07, 2016 9:15 AM GMT
    Denver and Boulder, Colorado, both have extensive bicycle trail networks that lets you travel away from car traffic as well.

    Davis, California, is a small university town that started multi-modal transportation infrastructure planning earlier than most other American cities.





  • roadbikeRob

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    Dec 04, 2016 4:44 AM GMT
    We recently added bike lanes to a segment of Bidwell Parkway here in Buffalo that was milled and repaved. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 04, 2016 3:34 PM GMT
    The South Florida area keeps trying to add more bike lanes. But an uphill battle. Car drivers don't want them. And the way existing roads, some with mega-intersections and narrow bridges are laid out, you'd almost have to start from scratch.

    A new innovation is multilane streets where the curb-side lane is marked as being entirely open to bikes. With both signage and road surface marking. But you share with cars. You can image how scary and dangerous that can be. Drivers aren't ready for it yet. And many out of state tourists, of which we have plenty, may not have ever encountered the concept before.

    Furthermore, many bikes lanes, or these new share lanes, only run for a few blocks. Then you're back to jumping curbs for sidewalks, or riding the debris-ridden gutters. Maybe the plan is to someday connect them all, but it hasn't happened anywhere near me yet. And Florida's bicyclist fatality rate is, I believe, the highest in the nation.
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    Dec 04, 2016 3:47 PM GMT
    Incidentally, Wilton Manors has locally passed and so far gotten higher approval and funding for an ambitious project that includes better bike lanes. Our current 4-lane Wilton Drive will be narrowed to 2 lanes. The lost lane will allow the current parallel curb parking to convert to angle parking, accommodating more cars.

    Also eliminating bike collisions with a suddenly flung-open door of a car parked on the curb. Backing up will be another issue.

    Wider bike lanes will be retained (we have them in both directions now). There'll also be a narrow median with landscaping. Preventing illegal mid-block U-turns, as well as improving the esthetics.

    Naturally this will slow vehicular traffic. Exactly what we want. We've had a number of pedestrian deaths & injuries in recent years due to speeding, of drivers using our Drive as merely a shortcut to somewhere else. I've been knocked off my bike by a hit-and-run driver myself. My husband & I argued very hard for this.

    Neighboring Fort Lauderdale will do the same from where our Drive continues as their 4-lane NE 4th Ave. Extending our bike lanes, that 4th doesn't have now, giving us about 2 interrupted miles of them. Around here that's about as good as you'll find.
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    Dec 04, 2016 5:03 PM GMT
    Incidentally, if you want a bike temporarily, for instance during a US vacation trip, there's a self-rental service called BCycle. Some people refer to them as bike sharing.

    https://www.bcycle.com

    There's a number of these self-pay bike parking racks in Florida, including along the Fort Lauderdale beach, near some of the gay guest houses and straight hotels. Basic cruiser bikes, but from Trek, so good quality. There are other locations around the US.

    Apparently none in Miami Beach, nor Key West, however. But then Key West has lots of existing bike & scooter rental shops, and some hotels provide complimentary bikes or rental sites right at their locations.