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.