Sustainability is about ecology, economy and equity.- Ralph Bicknese

Seattle’s Growing Commitment to Cycling

counterSeattle’s cycling culture is getting more and more apparent, with the number of greenways, protected bike lanes, multi-use trails, signs directed at cyclists, and bike detectors at traffic signals rising. More bike counters are also being installed to monitor the city’s progress in this area. The growing network of greenways is hoped to help the city reach its goal of zero traffic fatalities and serious injuries by 2030, all while making it easier to travel in a more environmentally and personally healthy way. Continue reading

Bike Sharing and Seattle

bike shareIf the hectic streets of New York can make it work, I’m sure Seattle’s plan to launch a bike-sharing program in the Spring of 2014 will be a largely positive endeavor. Bike-sharing is the public transpo. of cycling, with bike stations set up across cities where riders can grab a bike or return one. When New York first put its program into motion, there was lots of skepticism regarding the safety of more bikers being put onto already congested streets, but after five months, bike-sharing in NYC has caused no serious harm. Continue reading