Ride Boldly!

Bikes, bicycling, and road safety.

March 23, 2012
by julie

Women & Children on Bikes: Perspective

After the Women’s Cycling Forum on Wednesday, I posted about how some of the messaging made me rantier and more cranky than usual. There have been posts from people who attended who summarize some of the positive stuff said there, … Continue reading

February 13, 2012
by julie

Not In My Front Yard: Safe Routes Stalls in Blaine Council

Nothing quite like suburbia to make you want to grind your teeth. In September 2011, MNDOT awarded several Safe Routes to Schools grants to Anoka County suburbs to help encourage kids to walk to school. One of the projects was … Continue reading

February 3, 2012
by julie
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Gridlock: Why Panic is Overrated When Talking Transpo

Yesterday was the great debate and committee markup session for the House Transportation Bill. As expected, it was all about the posturing about priorities. Those priorities, per the chief supporters, were highways. A provision revealed in markup yesterday showed that … Continue reading

January 3, 2012
by julie

Invisible Cyclists Are Invisible

So, here we are. Minneapolis gets recognition and awards for its bike culture. Bicyclists, woo! And once again, the new year highlights that there is a very real differentiator between “bicyclists” and “people who bike.” This differentiator can be fatal, … Continue reading