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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

April 27, 2012
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Physics, the Law & Tragedy

Another cyclist fatality is in the news, this time in the suburbs, where a 17-year-old was hit by a car when leaving church. As usual, the news coverage has been very conscientious about making sure we know the helmet status … Continue reading

January 7, 2012
by julie
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A Bike Route on Snelling Avenue?

Shouts out to @reubencollins on ze Twitter for tweeting this article about people looking to have the resurfacing project on Snelling Avenue in St. Paul include bike lanes. This is a reasonably good article, with some gaps. The main gap … Continue reading

August 27, 2011
by julie
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Bicycling in Minneapolis: A Slightly Contrarian View

So, there’s been a bunch of buzz about Minneapolis and bicycles lately. Grist is all a-flutter about Minneapolis as a bicycle town. There’s the kerfuffle about the Minneapolis bicycle coordinator hiring, as evidenced in this Star-Tribune story (and the Minneapolis … Continue reading