Thursday, March 06, 2008

Bikes on the upswing

Could this be the year of the bike? Neal Peirce thinks so.
Handy bike-for-hire stations are proving instant hits in Paris and other European cities, and seem poised to invade urban America. Moves to add painted bike lanes along city roadways are being eclipsed by proposals for entire networks of "bike boulevards" — roadways altered radically to accommodate cyclists and pedestrians. And a companion "Complete Streets" movement — making roadway space for cyclists and pedestrians, not just cars and trucks — is gaining traction nationwide.
There's more in the Houston Chronicle.

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