Friday, March 19, 2010

engineering bikeability for fun + profit: my article on planologie

I wrote an article for the fabulous Planologie about the potential gold rush that could be had by infilling our megawide streets with new business, featuring this crazy photo mashup. Can you tell which two locations I used?
Why engineer for bikeability? The usual design approach is to paint a stripe, call it a bike lane, and watch helplessly as no one uses it. Bike lanes on [a] six-lane-wide [road] wouldn’t make it that much nicer for cyclists, what with cars routinely speeding by at 45mph. Engineering for bikeability isn’t just about providing traffic infrastructure — it’s about giving people a reason to bike. And the biggest reason people go anywhere? Commerce.

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