The New York Cycling Map was developed to encourage more people to bicycle by identifying a network of the best streets and park paths for cycling; to educate cyclists about their rights and responsibilities as roadway and park users; to inform cyclists about access to mass transit, points of interest and bike shops; and to recognize cycling as a legitimate mode of transportation.
I am posting this map to show what a cycling map can look like and to suggest it to city officials to consider planning for bicycle lane in Amman.
In 2006, at least 14 bicyclists were killed in
This Ghost bike is a memorial for all those whose deaths never made the news.
We need to work toward reclaiming
and to advocate for bicycling, walking and public transit as the best transportation alternatives.
The GAM launched early this month the city of Amman planing interim strategy without considering locations for bicycle lines. We ask from the GAM to consider providing bicycle lanes in certain locations in the city. There are certain routes thats can be designed inside and outside the city, providing bicycle lanes are important for the safety of cyclists and will be a step forward toward a more comprehensive green planning of Amman city.
The green transportation hierarchy is the basic concept behind transportation reform groups all over the world, including Transportation Alternatives. The hierarchy puts city-friendly cyclists and pedestrians first. It rewards their low cost, space efficiency, and zero environmental impact. Trucks are not last because they perform vital commercial functions in cities. An important part of the green transportation hierarchy is that trucks get priority over personal automobiles for scarce curbside parking.