Does Bikeshare Serve All Communities?

Does Bikeshare Serve All Communities?

By Charles Pekow – No question that the bikeshare programs sprouting up across the USA have helped many people get around, often providing the last link between public transit and the office. But probably bikeshare systems disproportionately serve the relatively well-to-do who work in business areas where stations are located. Meanwhile, people in low-income and […]

Roundabouts and Cycling – How Safe are They?

Roundabouts and Cycling – How Safe are They?

By Charles Pekow – History doesn’t give us a guide to determine how to make roundabouts safer for cyclists because hard data are lacking. The National Cooperative Highway Research Program, however, did its best and came up with Development of Roundabout Crash Prediction Models and Methods (https://www.nap.edu/catalog/25360/development-of-roundabout-crash-prediction-models-and-methods). The study looked at more than 350 roundabouts […]

AASHTO to Update Bikeway Design Guide

AASHTO to Update Bikeway Design Guide

By Charles Pekow – By the time design standards for bike lanes are implemented, they are already out of date. And the current Bike Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities from the American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (AASHTO), published in 2012 is going through the process of being replaced. In fact, only […]

Montana Trails to see New Trail Grants

Montana Trails to see New Trail Grants

By Charles Pekow – Trails in Montana can share in a new source of funding. In May, the state legislature enacted SB 24, which increases vehicle registration fees and earmarks the additional funds for outdoor recreational purposes such as bike trails. The legislation sets up a new Trails and Recreational Facilities Account and Grant Program. […]