371 City Leaders Ask Boxer For More Local Control Over Bike/Ped Money

by Tanya Snyder Last week, 371 mayors and other city leaders wrote a letter [PDF] to Sen. Barbara Boxer, chair of the Environment and Public Works Committee, in support of local control over transportation dollars for bike and pedestrian projects. About two-thirds of the signatories are mayors, from cities as big as Philadelphia and Los …

San Diego Added 39 Miles of Buffered Bike Lanes in the Last Year

by Angie Schmitt San Diego has a deserved reputation for being not the friendliest place to ride a bike in the state of California. But lately the city has made some admirable strides. Sam Ollinger at BikeSD reports on San Diego’s relatively big year in bike infrastructure: Donald Pornan, who works at the city’s Transportation …

Memphis Turns Two Highway Lanes Into a Car-Free Oasis By the Mississippi

by Michael Andersen Michael Andersen blogs for The Green Lane Project, a PeopleForBikes program that helps U.S. cities build better bike lanes to create low-stress streets. Once you start thinking about new ways to use your city’s streets, you start to see opportunities everywhere. That’s exactly what’s happened last weekend in Memphis, Tennessee, where half of …