Ride Boldly!

Bikes, bicycling, and road safety.

August 14, 2017
by julie
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Blaine Approves High-Density Housing; World Doesn’t End (Yet)

On a 6-1 vote on August 3, the Blaine (MN) City Council approved an actual high-density housing development. As of 11 days later, the world hasn’t ended (even if there are signs it’s trying to get there). Of course, there … Continue reading

January 24, 2014
by julie
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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

Minneapolis Traffic

February 5, 2013
by julie
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Traffic Congestion & Gas Expense for Families Up in 2012: What to Do?

Two pieces of information came out today, separately. But together, they say a lot about societal priority: The Texas A&M Transportation Institute’s 2012 Urban Mobility Report was released. In it, we learn that traffic jams in major US cities are … Continue reading

September 14, 2012
by julie
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Infrastructure As “Human Rights?”

Yesterday, at the Pro Bike/Pro Walk Conference in Long Beach, the closing session was presented by a militant anti-car crusader, Mark Gorton. He was the founder/funder of the Streetsblog Network. Such speaker selection is pretty common — conferences of this … Continue reading