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    Comparison of Cycling in 3 world cities

    http://thecityfix.com/blog/cycling-i...-they-compare/

    http://thecityfix.com/blog/cycling-i...-they-compare/

    A comparative analysis of bicycling programs in Houston, Berlin and Bogota: "In the end, it is not whether the city is in a developing or developed country, a rich or poor country, or a country with low or high car ownership. The more successful bike programs...were determined to be a result of a strong political will..."
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    Houston is the most successful, in that there are lots of bike lanes, but fewer bikes using them.

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    I would have liked to see a link to the actual study that was done. The conclusions in the blog post don't seem to be fully supported by the information posted. Interesting read though.

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    I think it should be mandatory in the US that each state has a bike program and that when new roads are build or modified that the include bike lanes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chefisaac View Post
    I think it should be mandatory in the US that each state has a bike program and that when new roads are build or modified that the include bike lanes.
    Working in the building trades, I worked on building permit applications where the City of San Diego now requires Bicycle parking on many new developments. (sadly, that town is still way behind with a lot of other bike infrastructure)

    I commute in Irvine CA, which has a large, upper income, cycling community, and the bike lanes and paths are amazing. Political will usually has a price tag.
    As much as you paid for that Beemer [Mercedies, Audi, Escalade], I'm surprised it didn't come equipped with turn signals.

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