bicycling http://kgou.org en Pedaling Toward Healthier Communities http://kgou.org/post/pedaling-toward-healthier-communities <p></p><p>Cities across the nation are trying to improve the health of their populations, many developers are embracing cycling infrastructure as a way encourage civic engagement, environmental goals, and economic prosperity.</p><p><a href="http://www.altaplanning.com/john+cock.aspx">John Cock</a> is an urban planner based in Davidson, North Carolina with <a href="http://www.altaplanning.com/john+cock.aspx">Alta Planning and Design</a>.</p><p>During a recent placemaking conference sponsored by the University of Oklahoma’s&nbsp;<a href="http://iqc.ou.edu/">Institute for Quality Communities</a>, Cock described three types cyclists – those who are already out there, the 7-9 percent who would ride on urban streets if they had a bike lane, and another 60 percent who don’t even want a bike lane if they have to share the roadways with traffic or parked cars.</p><p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 15:37:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 10112 at http://kgou.org Pedaling Toward Healthier Communities