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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Bicycles in Cities

Here is an article in Scientific American about bicycles in cities.  Titled "How to Get More Bicyclists on the Road," the second headline is "To boost urban bicycling, figure out what women want."

Are we doing this in Lowell?  I guess I have to ask someone.

Regards  —  Cliff

PS:  And Hat Tip to Law Professor Ann Althouse.


JoeS said...

Lowell is not a good bicycling city. And how often have you seen a women bicycling in Lowell? And not too many men, either, just teen-agers, often ignoring any traffic rules.

The streets are generally too narrow, too busy, and no separate lanes for even a modicum of safety.

However, it may be wise for the city to develop a few favored routes, such as from the downtown area to the Gallager Transportation center. The Alewife terminal has two advantages for bicycling, first of all a separate bike route the ends there, and a special bike rack room to store the bike while taking the T into the city.

Now, how would you propose to create the bike route from the city center to the Gallagher terminal?

tim said...

The city should develop lanes from the bike path to downtown. The path seems pretty damn popular so far, getting some number of riders downtown for some lunch would be a huge benefit.

Granted the ride wouldn't be a very pretty one...

In general, it would be good to develop some bike routes from downtown to just outside of downtown, so they at least get you to more residential areas.