Ride Boldly!

Bikes, bicycling, and road safety.

August 30, 2011
by julie
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Annual Bike Count Seeks Volunteers

Every fall Bike Walk Twin Cities and Transit for Livable Communities conducts a bicycle/pedestrian count. These counts are a major contributing factor in coming up with modeshare data. It’s also a core reporting element for the Non-Motorized Transportation Pilot Program. … Continue reading

August 27, 2011
by julie

Bicycling in Minneapolis: A Slightly Contrarian View

So, there’s been a bunch of buzz about Minneapolis and bicycles lately. Grist is all a-flutter about Minneapolis as a bicycle town. There’s the kerfuffle about the Minneapolis bicycle coordinator hiring, as evidenced in this Star-Tribune story (and the Minneapolis … Continue reading

August 26, 2011
by julie

Fridley: Maybe We’ll Actually Use that Grant Money, Eh?

So, in this week’s news, Fridley is “considering adding bike lanes and sidewalks to three blocks on Main Street near the Northstar Station.” To which I can only say: Seriously? For those of you paying attention, during the 2011 Minnesota … Continue reading

June 10, 2011
by julie
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RiverLake Greenway Grand Opening Gala

As previously mentioned this week, Minneapolis’ new RiverLake Greenway will be having a grand opening celebration this Saturday. The events planned look to be lots of fun, and provide a good chance to bring out the kids and have some … Continue reading

March 10, 2011
by julie

Data: Cycling in Minneapolis/St. Paul Up 33% 2007-2010

Right on the heels of my recent complaint about non-contextual use of data comes some really useful data: Bike Walk Twin Cities reports a 33% increase in bicyclists in Minneapolis and Saint Paul between 2007 and 2010. The organization conducts … Continue reading