Ride Boldly!

Bikes, bicycling, and road safety.

June 10, 2014
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Alert: Big Rivers Trail Closed Between Lilydale & Mendota

Mudslides have forced the closing of both Highway 13 in Mendota from 2nd  Street and Lexington Avenue, and the closing of the Big Rivers Regional Trail from the Lilydale Trailhead to Mendota at Highway 13. Highway 13 is in danger … Continue reading

May 3, 2014
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In Memoriam: Jim Oberstar (1934-2014)

Former Congressman and longtime transportation champion Jim Oberstar died unexpectedly Saturday morning at age 79. News outlets are all posting the usual obituaries that one expects for a man of distinction and achievement. He was a giant for transportation, not … Continue reading

walking to school

February 11, 2013
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Danish Finding: Biking or Walking to School Increases Concentration

As I continue to rant regularly about poor school location, poor school design choices, and ridiculous NIMFY shoot-downs of easy school access remediations, in comes a study from Denmark that shows that children who walk or bike to school performed measurably … Continue reading

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