lane-narrowing project that seems to have helped
boost retail sales.
The bike links from around the world that caught our eyes this week:
Road diet prosperity: Removing auto travel and parking lanes regularly boosts retail sales when the space is used to create public plazas, bike lanes and pedestrian islands. "Better streets provide benefits to businesses in all types of neighborhoods, from the central business district to modest retail strips in residential areas," the NYCDOT-funded economic report concludes.
Effective cities: My favorite bit of advice on this list of the "seven habits of highly effective cities" when it comes to building bikeways is #2: "Don't talk about bikes."