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Continued from Page 27 Continued from Page 13 to roads. The limited network is dominated by a series of congested eight-to 12-lane streets running through the heart of the city. Imagine an eight-lane oneway street running alongside the Capital Mall in Washington, D.C., or New York's Broadway being a two-way, 12-lane street. That's what Moscow's system was like. When one of the protected bike lanes crossed one of these streets, there were sharrows and a bike signal, but the vast expanse of the intersection would not be inviting for new cyclists. You might also notice that lack of crosswalks. Pedestrians are relegated to underground crossings at these large intersections According to FES, bicycling represented less than one-tenth of one-percent of trips in the city in 2014. With my short stay, I can't claim to be an expert on Moscow's cycling environment and future. But, what I observed in a few hours of wandering makes me optimistic. Compared to major U.S. cities, Moscow appears to be skipping a few chapters to try to catch up, likely learning from their European neighbors. On major streets, instead of using the "Type 2" white-striped lanes found in most U.S. cities, they are starting with physically separated lanes. They've paid some attention to crossings, using bike signals, though more could be done. The bikeway network is very limited now, but the city has been willing to reduce space for cars to expand it. However, it's not all about infrastructure. As we see in U.S. cities, parking enforcement is key to making lanes work and there appears to be work to be done there. While the FES sees urban planners and city administrators playing a key role in this overall change, they also recognize the need for a civic movement and active politicians. The energy from the conference attendees (mainly activists), and some of the statements from the government officials, lead me to believe that is starting to happen. If I'm lucky, I'll have an opportunity to return in a few years and see the progress. Jennifer Dill is a Professor at Portland State University and Director of the Transportation Research & Education Center (TREC). This past spring, she attended the Moscow International Cycling Conference. She shares with us her observations on cycling infrastructure and culture in the Russian capital from the perspective of a transportation policy researcher. Continued from Page 22 bikes and five trikes. With one-fifth of the fleet being alternative bikes, it makes them "the most inclusive bikeshare in that region of Colorado," Terbush said. In August, a bikeshare program is set to launch in Rome, NY, which will have one side-by-side bicycle and one trike, Terbus said. Additionally, the Portland Bureau of Transportation recently announced that it plans to launch a pilot program next spring that will allow residents to rent adaptive bicycles. As more bikeshare programs offer trikes and adaptive bikes, more communities will see it as a viable option to make a part of future programs. More options of bikes means more people being able to use bikeshare and, hopefully, more people riding. I recently spoke with a colleague who was struck by an aggressive motorist who side-swiped her during her commute home last week. The motorist tried to pass her with too little room and struck her. She expressed such gratitude to me-thankful that her injuries weren't worse and for the support she has felt from the community. Then she pointed me to the Be Kind to Cyclists campaign, and its message echoes my own passions. I listened, and my heart leapt with new hope and inspiration to continue to carry forth the message of the Chicago Ride of Silence and to be that voice for hurt and injured cyclists who are survivors and for the deceased victims and their families. As we ride-not just on this third Wednesday evening in May but with every ride-we must respect our fellow road users. The annual worldwide Ride of Silence serves as a reminder to all we encounter on our daily travels that our roads are meant to be shared. In the universal Ride of Silence, the silence speaks volumes-we honor ALL cyclists who have fallen, and we ride to be a positive voice for cyclists' safety everywhere. Before last year's Ride of Silence, I shared my thoughts about the importance of this annual event - that the Ride is to "celebrate the lost lives of our fellow cyclists who died doing something they loved - riding their bike." Their memories and the connections to their loved ones remain etched in my heart forever. Their legacy is a shared part of my ride today and everyday. Elizabeth Adamczyk, League Cycling Instructor #3731, regularly commutes to work by bike and aspires to inspire and educate more people-especially women via Women Bike Chicago-of the joy of bicycles; she would like to thank her parGina Kenny is League Cycling Instructor ents who have always supported her, es(LCI) #2446. She is also a member and pecially their help with the Chicago Ride active volunteer with the Chicago Area Silence to make it the community event it is. Mountain Bikers (CAMBr). BICYCLE FRIENDLY AMERICA 35 http://www.bekindtocyclists.org/ http://web.pdx.edu/~jdill/ http://trec.pdx.edu/ http://trec.pdx.edu/ https://www.facebook.com/events/807095452730143/ https://www.facebook.com/events/807095452730143/ http://rideofsilencechicago.weebly.com/blog/reflections-on-the-importance-of-the-ride-of-silence http://rideofsilencechicago.weebly.com/blog/reflections-on-the-importance-of-the-ride-of-silence http://www.womenbikechicago.org/

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016

Viewpoint
Spotlight: Bike Shops that are Bicycle Friendly
Sweet Rollin': New Bicycle Friendly Bakeries!
Moscow International Cycling Conference
QBP Grows with its Employees
How To Do A Successful Bike Light Giveaway
A Visit to Davis, California
Bikeshare for All
Double Platinum: How the Boise Bicycle Project Made It To the Top
In Memoriam
Chicago Ride of Silence
Transportation Secretaries Support Bicycling
Dero: Strong Bike Culture is a Core Value of a Bicycle Friendly Business
Inspirations from the National Bike Summit
Summit Recap/Media Mentions
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - Intro
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - Cover1
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - Cover2
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - 1
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - Viewpoint
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - 3
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - 4
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - Spotlight: Bike Shops that are Bicycle Friendly
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - 6
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - 7
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - Sweet Rollin': New Bicycle Friendly Bakeries!
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - 9
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - 10
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - Moscow International Cycling Conference
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - 12
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - 13
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - QBP Grows with its Employees
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - 15
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - 16
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - How To Do A Successful Bike Light Giveaway
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - 18
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - A Visit to Davis, California
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - 20
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - Bikeshare for All
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - 22
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - Double Platinum: How the Boise Bicycle Project Made It To the Top
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - 24
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - 25
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - In Memoriam
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - Chicago Ride of Silence
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - Transportation Secretaries Support Bicycling
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - 29
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - Dero: Strong Bike Culture is a Core Value of a Bicycle Friendly Business
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - 31
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - Inspirations from the National Bike Summit
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - 33
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - 34
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - 35
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - Summit Recap/Media Mentions
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - Cover3
Bicycle Friendly America Fall 2016 - Cover4
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