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Bikes, bicycling, and road safety.

May 3, 2012
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Minnesota Cycling: Deaths Down, Injuries Up

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety and the Minnesota Department of Transportation have released preliminary numbers on bicycle-related traffic accidents for 2011. I use the word numbers, because that’s what they are — pure counts. In 2011, 4 bicyclists were … Continue reading

April 21, 2011
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Bike/Ped Accidents in Minneapolis: Let’s Be Careful Out There

The Minneapolis safety record for bicycles is suffering right now. First, a driver jumped a curb near Dinkytown and hit several pedestrians. Today, a right-turning dump truck killed a cyclist near 4th Street and 15th Avenue, again near the U … Continue reading

April 12, 2011
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Additional Hearing on Minnesota Careless Driving Bills

EDIT: This has been rescheduled for Thursday, April 14, at 1:00 PM. A key piece of the 2011 Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota legislative agenda has been the support of bills to increase careless driving penalties. Cyclists have been encouraged to … Continue reading

March 1, 2011
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SF201 Hearing Today!

We have previously covered the proposed harsher penalties for careless drivers who kill or inflict serious injuries on bicyclists and pedestrians. At yesterday’s Minnesota Bicycle Summit, many participants spoke to their legislators to support the bills, SF201 and HF68. Senate … Continue reading