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Old 07-11-12, 08:23 AM   #1
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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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Old 07-11-12, 09:47 AM   #2
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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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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.
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