Plus: How Bike-Friendly Streets Benefit People Who Don't Ride Bikes
January 13, 2021
Livable Communities Newsletter
Publications & Resources
Bicycling and Older Adults
Join representatives from the League of American Bicyclists on January 27 for a discussion about cycling trends among people age 50-plus, the needs of older bicyclists and the importance of "active transportation" for people of all ages.
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Why Bike-Friendly Streets Are Good for People Who Don’t Ride Bikes
Benefits abound for those with no intention of ever getting on a bicycle. In fact, says a livable communities advocate, "The reason for bikeways is not what they do for bicyclists, but what they do for the whole community."
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Boston Bets on Bicycling
— The GoBoston 2030 plan includes an aspirational target to cut citywide car traffic in half, in part by quadrupling the percentage of Bostonians who commute by bike.
Cycling Provides Speedy Deliveries
— Polluting, road-clogging vehicles are giving way to a greener, more efficient solution in several Canadian cities.
Solutions From 'Green Zones' and 'Superblocks'
— Superblocks are neighborhoods of nine blocks. Traffic is restricted to major roads around the superblocks, leaving the streets inside for pedestrians and cyclists. In green zones, at least 80 percent of each street is shaded by trees in the summer and 20 percent of the street needs to remain unpaved.
AARP IS A SPONSOR OF THESE EVENTS
Smart Growth America Equity Summit
is a free three-day virtual summit (January 26 through 28, from 11 am to 1 pm EST) about how to elevate racial equity in smart growth work, promote equity in housing and land use, and right the wrongs of damaging transportation decisions.
Smart Growth America
2021 National Bike Summit
will take place entirely online — February 28 through March 3, from 1 to 5 pm EST each day. The theme
Bikes: Our Vehicle for Change
was chosen “in recognition of the power of bicycling to move us forward, even in the most challenging of times.”
AARP Livable Communities e-Newsletter
will be published on January 27, 2021.
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