bicyclists http://www.kplu.org en Study: Cities Should Look To Colleges For Tips On Transportation Policy http://www.kplu.org/post/study-cities-should-look-colleges-tips-transportation-policy <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Cities could ease traffic congestion by following the example of colleges and universities, according to a study released Thursday.</span></p><p>The <a href="http://www.seattle.gov/council/attachments/WA_A_New_Course_web.pdf" target="_blank">national study by the&nbsp;WashPIRG&nbsp;Foundation</a> says elected officials should look to places like the University of Washington when shaping transportation policy.</p><p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 23:11:25 +0000 Ed Ronco 13343 at http://www.kplu.org Study: Cities Should Look To Colleges For Tips On Transportation Policy Feds to Fund 16 Local Projects to Benefit Bicyclists, Pedestrians http://www.kplu.org/post/feds-fund-16-local-projects-benefit-bicyclists-pedestrians <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It will soon be easier to walk or bike around the Puget Sound region, thanks to nearly $17 million in federal funding to build and expand foot bridges, trails and pathways.</span></p><p>The funding from the Federal Highway Administration will benefit <a href="http://blog.psrc.org/2013/12/transportation-funding-approved-for-bike-and-pedestrian-projects/?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=transportation-funding-approved-for-bike-and-pedestrian-projects" target="_blank">16 transportation projects</a> in King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap counties.</p><p> Sat, 07 Dec 2013 01:57:48 +0000 Florangela Davila 11497 at http://www.kplu.org Feds to Fund 16 Local Projects to Benefit Bicyclists, Pedestrians Fremont Bridge Seeing More Bike Traffic, But Is It a Trend? http://www.kplu.org/post/fremont-bridge-seeing-more-bike-traffic-it-trend <p>Seattle’s Fremont Bridge has seen an uptick in bike traffic, according to the Seattle Department of Transportation.</p><p>Weekly totals of two-wheeled travelers jumped 28 percent in October and November compared to the same time last year, <a href="http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/bikecounter_fremont.htm#detail" target="_blank">data recorded by the bridge’s bike counter</a> shows.</p><p>SDOT’s Craig Moore said it’s hard to pinpoint a cause of the growth in ridership, but the recent dry stretch likely played a role.</p><p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 22:31:21 +0000 Martha Kang 11315 at http://www.kplu.org Fremont Bridge Seeing More Bike Traffic, But Is It a Trend? For sixth straight year, Washington named most bike-friendly state http://www.kplu.org/post/sixth-straight-year-washington-named-most-bike-friendly-state <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Here’s some good news on the first day of National Bike Month: Washington leads the nation as the most bike-friendly state!</span></p><p>This is the sixth straight year Washington has topped the ranking determined by The League of American Bicyclists.</p><p> Wed, 01 May 2013 19:02:54 +0000 Martha Kang 8636 at http://www.kplu.org For sixth straight year, Washington named most bike-friendly state