The Sunday before I departed I attended a sequence of presentations hosted by Santa Monica Forward, Santa Monica Spoke and Santa Monica Next (should I mention it was in Santa Monica?). We heard an update on the city’s brand new Breeze bike share system (in its pilot phase at the moment). At full rollout the system will have 500 bikes and 80 hubs / stations using Cyclehop’s Smart Bike system. Next, Melissa and Chris Bruntlett from Vancouver ModaCity gave a presentation describing their city’s dramatic progress developing its bikeway network. I asked them how their city officials responded to community fears that new bikeways would affect congestion (a common theme in our area). “With data”, Chris replied, by citing actual travel delays (which were minimal), safety improvements, bike counts, etc.
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