Category Archives: Infrastructure

When you don’t see the problem, what do you call the solution?

If you think things are out of control now, one question: Did you ride a bicycle before the pandemic? Continue reading

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Design fail: uphill bicycle rack

When my friend Mike Honnold lived in Peoria, he created an online database of greater Peoria’s bike racks and encouraged people to add their finds to the site. Well, I found another rack but haven’t submitted it for consideration. The … Continue reading

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Building better signs

It’s fun to ride a gravel bike. Unless, that is, you’re focused on the idea that some roads are really supposed to be blacktop. Like Santa Fe Road in Hallock Township.  Back in the spring, workers turned three sections of … Continue reading

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Please be seated. The bicycle ride begins soon

We don’t need to promote standing. We need to focus on sitting that extends human capability. Continue reading

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Bicycles on purpose in the Netherlands. Plus, car free in San Francisco

David Hembrow: “Motor vehicles were not prioritized above all other transport but careful considerations were made of where they should go and where they should not.” Continue reading

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Word on the street: Katy Shackelford

Katy Shackelford is a regional planner, a board member of Bike Peoria and thrilled to own a bicycle that finally fits her. And she really wants to read your ideas about transportation in Peoria, Tazewell and Woodford counties. So be sure to visit Continue reading

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Advertising to Rock Island Greenway trail users

When you open a trail within a built environment, you open a view into the formerly invisible, including the back and side of businesses as well as residential back yards. Here’s evidence that at least one company realizes its audience is approaching from a new direction. Continue reading

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