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What objections might homeowners make to installing sidewalks in their neighborhoods and how can I address these concerns?

Walking is the most recommended form of exercise. People are more likely to do it when the "gym" is just outside the door. Yet landowner objections sometimes result in disconnected sidewalk systems that make walking in neighborhoods or on work breaks difficult and/ ...more >

Do any airport authorities provide for long-term bicycle parking?

Victoria (British Columbia) International Airport introduced bicycle facilities in preparation for the 2004 Pro Walk/Pro Bike conference. Local advocates worked with the airport to identify projects to accommodate cyclists traveling and commuting to the airport. ...more >

How can our community promote walking and bicycling to people who are concerned about high gasoline prices?

High gasoline prices alone will inspire a few people to leave their cars at home and walk or bike. Communities that have already invested in sidewalks and/or a user-friendly bicycling system have a head start because these facilities will encourage novice walkers and bicyclists who might otherwise feel intimidated or overwhelmed. ...more >

How can our community promote walking and bicycling to people who are concerned about high gasoline prices?

High gasoline prices alone will inspire a few people to leave their cars at home and walk or bike. Communities that have already invested in sidewalks and/or a user-friendly bicycling system have a head start because these facilities will encourage novice walkers and bicyclists who might otherwise feel intimidated or overwhelmed. ...more >

What are communities doing to engage children so they help create walkable, bicycle-friendly communities?

The Safe Routes To School (SRTS) program is pioneering innovative ways to include children in planning processes consistent with its overall goal of making walking and bicycling safer and more convenient for children. ...more >

What are communities doing to engage children so they help create walkable, bicycle-friendly communities?

The Safe Routes To School (SRTS) program is pioneering innovative ways to include children in planning processes consistent with its overall goal of making walking and bicycling safer and more convenient for children. ...more >

Are there examples of local businesses sponsoring or providing a free air pump as a service to bicyclists?

A public bicycle air station in Davis, California. Photo: David Takemoto-Weerts Providing a free, reliable source of air for bicyclists' tires requires an investment in good equipment but shows customers you care and that you encourage them to pedal to your place of business. ...more >

What is congestion pricing?

Congestion pricing is a policy that seeks to reduce the number of cars and trucks coming into or moving about a city by assessing fees during certain peak hours of travel. Annual traffic delay per person in the U. ...more >

What is congestion pricing?

Congestion pricing is a policy that seeks to reduce the number of cars and trucks coming into or moving about a city by assessing fees during certain peak hours of travel. Annual traffic delay per person in the U. ...more >

How many people bicycle?

There is no clear and absolutely correct number that is known, because bicycle usage varies widely -- from children riding to school to people commuting to work to racers going for training rides. Collecting bicycle counts can be time- ...more >