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 26, 2012
by julie
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Traffic Calming = Life Calming

The other day I referenced the sheer amount of street traffic that comes into play from parents driving their kids to school. There are similar figures available for how much filth the school pickup carline emits (right next to the … 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

January 31, 2012
by julie
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Tuesday Transpo Bill Update!

Yeah, up the defcon level and shake your panic maker. Today’s the day the proposed Transpo Bill gets published. Turns out it may be even worse than previously rumored. A few points: Transportation Enhancements become optional. Safe Routes to Schools … Continue reading