Ride Boldly!

Bikes, bicycling, and road safety.

bicycle

May 12, 2014
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Take the MNDot Statewide Bike Plan Survey

MnDOT is seeking out inputs to the Statewide Bicycle System Plan. Beyond local workshops across the state, MnDOT is seeking input via a survey.   They want to know: Where do you feel comfortable biking? What destinations do you want … Continue reading

January 24, 2014
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Bike Lanes in Winter

Witness: The struggle that is a bike lane in winter, via these (poor) images, taken from inside a car. That glacier is the bike lane. Now, certainly, over the railing is a well-cleared sidewalk. It is an option. It’s actually … Continue reading

walking to school

February 11, 2013
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Danish Finding: Biking or Walking to School Increases Concentration

As I continue to rant regularly about poor school location, poor school design choices, and ridiculous NIMFY shoot-downs of easy school access remediations, in comes a study from Denmark that shows that children who walk or bike to school¬†performed measurably … Continue reading

September 21, 2012
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Rally for the Old Cedar Bridge on Saturday 9/22/2012

Ah, the Old Cedar Bridge. A beloved and much needed link from Richfield/Bloomington to the south-of-river suburbs. Closed to all but wildcats and scofflaws in 2002, the bridge is complicated to repair or replace, because it’s in a delicate wetland, … Continue reading