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SURVEY IDENTIFIES MAYORS’ BIKING INFRASTRUCTURE PRIORITIES
-> Among the key findings in the recently released "2015 Menino Survey of Mayors" (http://bit.ly/1nxr8Xu), Mayors cited the need to fix crumbling roads, grow mass transit, and repair water infrastructure, as well as a desire to improve pedestrian and bike infrastructure: "Mayors express strong support for improved accessibility for cyclists even if it means sacrificing parking or driving lanes, in addition to naming bike infrastructure as key funding priority. More than 70% of mayors supported the tradeoff favoring improved bike accessibility in their city, even if it comes at the expense of parking and driving lanes. Democratic and Republican mayors differ in their level of support for street designs that favor cyclists over drivers, with 44% of Republican mayors and 81% of Democratic ones endorsing improved bike accessibility. http://bit.ly/1PRXlza

PIONEERING VISION ZERO FOCUS CITIES
-> Ten U.S. cities announced plans to step up efforts to eliminate traffic fatalities and severe injuries among all road users by joining the new Vision Zero Focus Cities program, launched by the Vision Zero Network: Austin; Boston; Chicago; Fort Lauderdale; Los Angeles; New York City; Portland, OR; San Francisco; Seattle; and Washington, D.C.

The Vision Zero Network will facilitate cooperation among the Focus Cities, including peer-to-peer exchange of ideas and strategies, sharing data, and regular communication to not only advance the cities’ individual efforts but also advance the state of the practice of traffic safety in cities across the nation. http://bit.ly/1nOtfWF

KING COUNTY, WA SOCIAL MARKETING NETS LESS SEATTLE-AREA DRIVING
-> King County In Motion has earned Tools of Change Landmark Designation (http://bit.ly/1EV3HM5). Since creating In Motion in 2004, King County Metro Transit has applied a growing toolkit of community-based social marketing techniques to persuade nearly 20,000 Seattle area travelers to drive less. In Motion employs motivational messaging, commitments, rewards, engaging materials and norming tailored to the target community. Participants pledge to shift two drive-alone trips per week to transit, ridesharing, biking or walking. The program has been called into action during or in anticipation of major construction, transit restructures or new tolls. In Motion program managers will provide more details during a webinar on February 24, 2016: http://bit.ly/1Tp5dvr

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BELLINGHAM, WA NEW ONLINE BIKE MAP
-> Check out the City of Bellingham’s new online Bike Map. On the recommended network map ("City of Bellingham Bicycle Master Plan" tab), click on a network segment to identify the street/trail, recommended/existing facility type, vehicle presence, and whether parking removal is required. http://arcg.is/1SJsCdF

CINCINNATI, OH: 42-MILE CINCINNATI CONNECTS URBAN LOOP TRAIL
-> The 42-mile Cincinnati Connects Urban Loop Trail will pass through at least 32 neighborhoods and create two smaller loops within its major loop. http://bit.ly/1Qrl8c7. See the full report: http://bit.ly/1SiugBC, and map: http://bit.ly/1Siu2dE

BIKE SHARE EXPANDS IN BERKELEY, CA
-> Bay Area Bike Share began in 2013 with 70 stations and 700 bikes spread across San Francisco, Redwood City, Palo Alto, Mountain View and San Jose. After a two-year pilot, Motivate –which operates the program in a partnership with transportation authorities and Bay Area cities –entered into an agreement with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission to increase the number of bikes to 7,000 and expand into Oakland, Berkeley and Emeryville. On January 19 the Berkeley City Council approved a five-year bike share program. Over the next two years, Berkeley will receive 400 bikes and 37 stations. The annual bike share pass will be $15 per month or $149 per year and includes unlimited 30-minute trips. Reduced bike passes are also available for low-income residents at $5 a month. http://bit.ly/1PQrZc6

ADAPTIVE MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS IN BROWARD COUNTY, FL
-> Watch as volunteer trail builders and users celebrate the opening of the first adaptive mountain bike trails in Broward County, FL’s Markham Park last year. Trail builders created signs with orange triangles to indicate trails wide enough for adaptive bicycles. http://bit.ly/1OYfsDG

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