"Of course bike share is successful," said the employees funded by it.
Walking promotes public health more so than bicycling (since bicycling is 3-4 times more efficient than walking per unit distance), cuts down on congestion, and makes cities more attractive to new employers seeking a young, hip talent pool. But it doesn't require a perpetual crew to maintain a fleet of vehicles.
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Take politics out of districting by drawing them for optimal compactness using math, as described here, which also shows NC before and after:
Take politics out of districting and draw them based on optimized compactness. See what NC would look like at this website.
"—and roughly half of new bike lanes are "sharrows," meaning, essentially, car lanes with markings indicating that bicyclists may use those lanes, too. Those generally aren't all that appealing to less-experienced riders."
Shared Lane Markings are not bike lanes, and are not supposed to be placed like fake bike lanes at the edge of the road. Such use is unethical. Their correct placement is at the center of the lane to indicate optimal bicyclist position, even to those less experienced. Planners should quit trying to induce imaginary would-be bicyclists with conflict riddled bike lanes no wider than a sidewalk and instead treat bicyclists as drivers of slow vehicles entitled to the large buffer that using a full lane offers.
Of course, bicyclists have always been able to use the full general travel lane (what is erroneously called a car lane); centered Shared Lane Markings simply announce that long standing right. The pavement markings should rightly be called Full Lane Use Markings and be paired with the Bicyclist May Use Full Lane sign.
Thanks for fighting for transparency.
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