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Mythbusting by the Minneapolis Police

In a move that may surprise some, the Minneapolis police department put out a press release concerning bicycle myths. Naturally, I can’t find it (or any recent public relations) on the City website, but the Star-Tribune‘s Roadguy reprints it en toto: Bikes vs. cars: Here’s what the police say

I’ve found that the city police (both Minneapolis and Saint Paul) are very aware of the traffic rules as they apply to cyclists. When cleaning up an accident on Summit Avenue once, I had a Saint Paul police officer lament the poorly designed bike lane (which was a direct contributor to the injury accident in question; I was not the accident victim but a witness).

If only some of the suburban departments would learn from them. But that’s a different lament for another day.

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Author: julie

Julie Kosbab is an online marketing consultant and active transportation advocate living in Anoka County, Minnesota. She was one of Minnesota's only League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructors when certified in 2005. She is a past member of the National Bicycle Tour Directors Association. She has 2 children and 4 bicycles. Find her on Twitter as @betweenstations.

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