Post any interesting links you find in the comment section.
- Keeping score: Portland, one million and Chicago, zero
- Touring By Bicycle? Milwaukee Folk Singer Peter Mulvey Bikes into Cave Creek
- COLUMN: Bike commuting worth fighting for
- Bike on Over to Biketoberfest
- Love the Mud, Its Cyclocross Season
- ‘Active’ commuting isn’t just about pavement
- Crowdsourcing Bike Parking
- Two Anti-Bike Lane Protests Aim to Eradicate Bike Lanes
- NPA councillor not amused by Vision Vancouver’s “Bike Lanes Make Me Hornby”
- Would we be more considerate road users without traffic lights?
- Which Cities Are Making the Quickest Shift Away From Cars?
- Interbike to Form Advisory Board
- How Beer Saved a Bicyclist’s Life
- Use a Bike Inner Tube to Waterproof a Flashlight
- Bike Share Usage Comparisons
5 thoughts on “Link Roundup: October 15”
Tall biking… Portland toys with the Old Pueblo…
They can do that.
Has Tucson ever looked into using these bike traffic counters. It sounds like SF did this with a fairly small grant of money. I agree with one of the comments below the story that what is missing from most conversations about cycling in the US is good solid data!
Bike counting can start immediately, without automatic counters. Find the right places to do counts (this should be where you see tons of people biking and places where you see almost no people biking, and places where you want to see biking). Then get some good volunteers. Teach people how to count and record their count. Station them at the places. Go!
Before Chicago started doing 24-hour counts using EcoCounter equipment, manual counts were done on Tuesday through Thursday at 7-9 and 16-18. Midweek traffic is seen as more typical, but this may be super old thinking.
Regarding “beer saves a bicyclist’s life,” I have a similar story. I was hit by a car (broadside, but slight angle) and thrown off. My backpack had two cartons of orange juice and a frozen pizza (I was going to have a nice weekend dinner alone). I landed square on my backpack. I felt a liquid dripping down my neck and my first thought was blood but thankfully it was a liquid of a different color: the juice.
I wrote a while back about local planners that are trying to get a few of the auto counter. Here is the story: http://tucsonvelo.com/news/bike-planners-pushing-to-add-automatic-counters-in-region/3682
Last I heard, they will at least get two to test, although they are pushing for four.
Of course we have out manuals count, which start next week, but I think having the counters will be great.
Last year, the count was pretty weird because it was freakishly cold.
Thanks to Steven for the info too.