Various ways to divide bike lanes from general traffic lanes. This info-graphic has been created on the base of research work carried out by Nathan Wilkes, an engineer from Austin. His detailed work is available as a spreadsheet here.
With the info-graphic there are some details to keep in mind:
- the ratings aren’t exact. there is room for adjustment especially with regards to the aesthetics;
- there will be a variation in mileage depending on the definition of what a street looks like;
- a lot of assumptions in the costings. these can be analysed further in the spreadsheet by looking at the “cost estimates” tab.
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This is an interesting info-graphic on Transit Oriented Development in urban areas. Click on the image to enlarge.
This article looks at some of the mass transit systems around the world that has gone to change cities for the better.
Stamen Design’s map of private bus lines for the employees of Apple, Google and other tech giants operating in Silicon Valley.
After 65 years, streetcars will travel through the shopping district again and there are hopes that this will drive development in the area.
The way streets should be designed. Take particular note at the use of cars to protect cyclists in the cycle lane. This is effectively a low cost method of protecting cyclists while providing for the needs of car drivers. There’s no need for barriers and can be accommodated for future needs efficiently.