this may be of interest, it is a blog from a member of a team from San Jose
Quoted "The less convenient you make cycling, the less people will ride. We repeatedly heard that bike parking is the #1 challenge because if folks can’t park conveniently near their destination, they opt for something else. And, since most homes are “high density”, rolling a bike up a flight of stairs for secure bike storage acts as an impediment."
This was interesting because it is convenience, in this case places to park that is emphasized.
No mention of bike lanes/paths etc
Also of interest is that bikes and mass transportation seem to be cogs in the wheel.
Of course Holland in not the US, but the message, modified a little is: More people will cycle when it is more convenient than driving.
for those in san jose, the team will do a presentation on Dec 6
See the link below for information on a free public presentation discussing lessons learned by three south bay leaders who recently toured bike facilities in the Netherlands.
When: 7p-9p, Monday December 6, 2010
Where: San Jose City Hall
200 E. Santa Clara Street, Wing Room W120
San Jose, CA 95113
More Info: http://bikesiliconvalley.org/content/1728