Study: Sharrows Might Be More Dangerous to Cyclists Than Having No Bike Infrastructure

http://www.citylab.com/cityfixer/2016/02/sharrow-safety-bike-infrastructure-lane-chicago/460095/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheAtlanticCities+%28CityLab%29

Filed under things we know intuitively, but it is nice to see some data. As the study points out, worse than nothing (but they do make some bureaucrats feel good)

Every Study Ever Conducted on the Impact Converting Street Parking Into Bike Lanes Has on Businesses

An annotated, chart-filled review of 12 studies from around the world.

Source: Every Study Ever Conducted on the Impact Converting Street Parking Into Bike Lanes Has on Businesses – CityLab

The status quo isn’t going to topple itself. Even with good science, economics, and morality on the side of doing what is necessary; the automobile culture is entrenched.

San Francisco Debates a New Law That Would Allow Bike Riders to Yield at Stop Signs

A proposal to make San Francisco the first major city to adopt the so-called “Idaho stop” is under intense debate.

Source: San Francisco Debates a New Law That Would Allow Bike Riders to Yield at Stop Signs – CityLab

With research showing that it decreases injuries to bicyclists while having no impact on pedestrian injuries…and with a cost of ZERO, it would seem like a no-brainer.

Study: bike lanes save money and lives | Al Jazeera America

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/7/11/bike-lanes-study.html

Unfortunately, a common bike strategy in cities — sporadic improvements to roads, and the creation of bike lanes on only some routes — was predicted to only increase bike traffic by 5 percent. And this approach did not affect car use at all, meaning that residents of a city wouldn’t get the health benefit of less pollution.