Biking - Case Studies and Examples

John Pattison
John Pattison
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"A Naturally Bike-Friendly Town"

Jefferson, Iowa, offers an excellent example of how small towns can be bike-friendly, thanks to the traditional development pattern with narrow streets and compact neighborhoods.

"A 'Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper' Protected Bike Lane in Austin"

Strong Towns member and founder of Active Towns John Simmerman created this video to illustrate a simple bike lane solution in action in Austin, Texas.

"Strong Towns Member Speaks Out for Safe Streets"

When a neighbor was killed by a driver while biking in Montreal, one Strong Towns member spoke out with a powerful testimony.

"Bringing Better Streets to Topeka: You've Got to Start Somewhere"

This article explores the need for more bikeable streets in Topeka, Kansas, offering a helpful example of how to make the case for bike infrastructure in your city. Alsocheck out this podcastwith a bike advocate and Strong Towns member in Topeka.

"Building a Stronger Town Through Biking"

I Bike Rockford is a grassroots community group in Rockford, Illinois, that aims to unite all kinds of cyclists—road bikers, mountain bikers, people who bike for transportation, and people who just love bikes—to advocate for bike safety and awareness.

"An Incremental Approach to Bike Friendliness"

Here's how the town of Thomasville, Georgia, took simple, modest steps to make their community more bike-friendly by installing bike racks.

"Making Space for Mobility: 3 Policies to Expand Bicycle Parking"

Examples from Portland, Pittsburgh, and Tempe show how bike parking can be creatively incorporated into communities.

"This Simple Program Allows People to Transport Their Stuff Without a Car"

A brilliant cargo bikeshare program in Germany could serve as a model for North American cities.

"Story of Two Streets - How Does Your Town Prioritize Street Design?"

A fantastic video by a Strong Towns advocate about the contrasting approaches to transportation evident within the same community


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