Ride Boldly!

Bikes, bicycling, and road safety.

April 17, 2012
by julie

Cycling’s Demand Generation Problem

Bicycling. It’s neat, right? Those who do it like it. But how do you convince those who aren’t doing it to do it more? That’s the key demand generation problem facing cycling right now. And it’s a filthy thing, but … Continue reading

April 5, 2012
by julie
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St. Paul Approves Jefferson Avenue Bikeway (Finally)

After another fine round of hand-wringing, the St. Paul City Council approved the Jefferson Avenue bike boulevard. This has been a victory for… well, let’s be honest here. Absolutely no one. It took four years, hundreds of traffic engineer hours, … Continue reading

March 22, 2012
by julie
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Bicycle Day in Congress: March 22, 2012

Today, at the National Bike Summit in Washington DC, bicycle advocates and educators present will be calling on members of Congress to urge them to adopt fair, non-partisan transportation bills and to preserve biking/walking as supported infrastructure options on the … Continue reading

March 21, 2012
by julie

Women on Bikes: Seriously?

As part of this year’s National Bike Summit, there was an afternoon Women’s Cycling Forum. The promotional description was quasi-promising: Women still cycle at much lower rates than men in the United States — making up just 24 percent of … Continue reading

March 20, 2012
by julie
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New at Streets.MN: Building Better Advocacy Events

I’ve got a new ravingpost up at streets.mn today: 4 Ways to Build a Better Advocacy Event It represents a few thoughts from me based on my history as an event planner, a communications strategist, and an attendee at many … Continue reading