The bike bus – human infrastructure for a car culture

In some cities, groups of people are bicycling to work or school in groups, thanks to apps that allow them to coordinate their commute. A Los Angeles researcher calls it ‘human infrastructure’. Here are some of the examples I’ve seen over the years.

Los Angeles – “Carpooling with bikes”

Civic Bicycle Commuting (CiBiC) has created an app known as Pave that lets groups of 10 to 12 – pods, as they are known – cycle together down the middle of a traffic lane. Riders enter their location, destination and arrival time, and Pave groups them together. Each pod is led by two experts who priorize road safety over efficiency. 

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