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.