Note — Nov 11, 2018

Six Secrets From the Planner of Sevilla’s Lightning Bike Network

Seen in → No.56

Source → usa.streetsblog.org/2018/05/07/six-secrets-from...

Great story in Sevilla which shows what political will and a (relatively) small amount of money can do for city biking in just a few years.

The trick, Calvo said, is to set the expectation that public input will determine how to add bike lanes to a street, not whether to add them. […]

“The whole network is €32 million,” he says. That’s how many kilometers of highway — maybe five or six? It’s not expensive infrastructure. … We have a metro line that the cost was €800 million. It serves 44,000 trips every day. With bikes, we’re serving 70,000 trips every day.”