Posts Tagged ‘ Bicycles ’

Trail-Oriented Development

May 2, 2016
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Trail-Oriented Development

WASHINGTON (March 29, 2016) — Cyclists, take note: real estate developers and cities are becoming more responsive to your needs by creating an increasing number of communities tailored to those who would rather bike than drive. A new Urban Land Insti...

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Creating Healthy Human Habitats

November 20, 2015
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Here's a brilliant video on creating healthy human habitats:Insights on how to create built environments where humans can thrive.  

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The Urban Planning of Burning Man

August 27, 2015
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The Urban Planning of Burning Man

Burning Man "needed urban design because it's a city" says founder Larry Harvey.  This fascinating article, and beautiful slide show, courtesy of dezeen magazine details how relative order evolved from anarchy at the Burning Man Festival. Aro...

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Pittsboro Parks Blog 2015-02-06 11:11:00

February 6, 2015
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A follow up the Best Bike Infrastructure post of a few days ago:

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The Best in Bike Infrastructure

February 2, 2015
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The Best in Bike Infrastructure

For the bike and transportation nerds - you know you're out there - a few impressive photo galleries from the Guardian:Bike infrastructure eye candy: The best cycling infrastructure in cities around the world Architectural bike eye candy: Architec...

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Sprawl Linked to Bicycle Fatalities?

November 17, 2014
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Sprawl Linked to Bicycle Fatalities?

There was another bicycle fatality in Durham today, due to an automobile collision, the thirdin the last six weeks. Raleigh Durham ranks number three (3) of the highest sprawl metro areas in the nation, just behind the Triad (Greensboro-Winston-Salem-H...

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Bus Rapid Transit: Bogotá

November 5, 2014
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An elegant 3rd world solution to efficient transit:Courtesy of Street Films

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The Bikeways of Bogata

October 1, 2014
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A great video about Bogata's ambitious ~ 350 kilometer bikeway system.  Riding Bogota's Bountiful Protected Bikeways from STREETFILMS on Vimeo.Enrique Penalosa, the visionary who implemented this effort in his capacity of former Mayor of Bogata,...

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Ride Your Bike Gas Pump

August 28, 2014
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Ride Your Bike Gas Pump

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New Bike Fixit Station for Downtown Pittsboro

December 30, 2013
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New Bike Fixit Station for Downtown Pittsboro

Pittsboro's historic downtown has seen some notable improvements via the Town's Main Street Program. Facelifts for prominent buildings have been funded through facade grants, and the Town has also invested in some beautiful street furnishings. These in...

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Promoting Cycling & Walking Presentation at UNC

January 18, 2013
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Promoting Cycling & Walking Presentation at UNC

Ever wished that your home town could be as bike friendly as the great  European cities? If so, this free lecture might be just up your alley. more great photos on this theme can be found herePromoting Cycling and Walking for Sustainable and Healt...

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NCDOT Complete Streets Guidelines Now Online

October 22, 2012
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NCDOT Complete Streets Guidelines Now Online

What are Complete Streets?Complete streets are streets designed to be safe and comfortable for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, motorists and individuals of all ages and capabilities. These streets generally include sidewal...

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Bikes Can Save Us Infographic

August 14, 2012
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Bikes Can Save Us Infographic

I love infographics; here's a cool one:Created by: HealthcareManagementDegree.com

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Chatham County Transportation Survey

March 3, 2012
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Chatham County Transportation Survey

Just a few weeks left to complete the Chatham County Transportation Survey; the deadline is March 15th. More info here.

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Sharing the Road – Rights & Responsibilities

July 26, 2011
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Sharing the Road – Rights & Responsibilities

I recently reviewed Chatham County's proposed Bicycle Transportation Plan.  I'll share a small excerpt:"In North Carolina, the bicycle has the legal status of a vehicle.  This means that bicyclists have full rights and responsibilities on the...

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Sharing the Road – Rights & Responsibilities

July 26, 2011
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Sharing the Road – Rights & Responsibilities

I recently reviewed Chatham County's proposed Bicycle Transportation Plan.  I'll share a small excerpt:"In North Carolina, the bicycle has the legal status of a vehicle.  This means that bicyclists have full rights and responsibilities on the...

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Bicycle & Pedestrian Survey

February 2, 2011
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Bicycle & Pedestrian Survey

Just a few days left to complete this NCDOT survey regarding bike and pedestrian needs.  The survey is anonymous, but you'll be asked to provide your zip code at the end.  This should only take 5 to 10 minutes.  The survey will close on ...

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Chatham County Bicycle Survey

November 13, 2010
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Chatham County Bicycle Survey

Chatham County is currently developing a Bicycle Plan that will identify biking networks and potential infrastructure and policy improvements for the County. These survey results help the County develop a Bicycle Plan that responds to the residents' an...

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Huge Returns on Bicycle Facility Investments

November 3, 2010
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Huge Returns on Bicycle Facility Investments

Bottom line:  A 6.7 million dollar one time investment continues to yield an estimated 60 million dollar annual return.  Economic Impact of Investing in Bicycle Facilities: A Case Study In the summer of 2003, the North Carolina Department of ...

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