April 5, 2012

Green Lane Project to Columbus - Sorry, bro!

As previously discussed, City of Columbus applied to a become member of the Green Lane Project. The Green Lane Project is a project being done by Bikes Belong which will bring six different communities from around the United States together to plan for bicycle infrastructure such as bike lanes, cycle tracks, what have you.  Then these cities will use this experience to implement plans in their own communities.

Well, recently they announced the results (h/t Tricia of Yay Bikes!), and Columbus was not selected. Instead, here are the communities picked out of the 42 communities which applied:
  • Austin, Texas
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Memphis, Tennessee
  • Portland, Oregon
  • San Francisco, California
  • Washington, D.C.
Memphis is the oddball of the lot, but the remaining cities are somewhat known for biking. Going back to the Bikes Belong study, this is how the cities rank:

So yeah, Memphis is the oddball with 0.2% bike mode based on the 2007-2009 American Community Survey results. It's the smallest metro area to get in and it had the fewest amount of bicycle facilities. They stole our chance to represent mediocrity in cycling.

Anyway, it's disappointing that Columbus wasn't selected, but Columbus still has a lot of bike plans to talk about as is.

Cool is-this-biker-going-60mph-real? link of the day (h/t Columbus Rides Bikes):

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