Ride Boldly!

Bikes, bicycling, and road safety.

bicycle

May 12, 2014
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Take the MNDot Statewide Bike Plan Survey

MnDOT is seeking out inputs to the Statewide Bicycle System Plan. Beyond local workshops across the state, MnDOT is seeking input via a survey.   They want to know: Where do you feel comfortable biking? What destinations do you want … 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

Minneapolis

April 29, 2013
by julie
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Bicycle Safety, Minneapolis & the Unnamed Elephant in the Room

Today is US DOT’s Safety Summit in Minneapolis. Ray LaHood and an all-star cast of speakers are getting down in Minneapolis town to talk about the funk of bicycle safety. But if you look at the Minneapolis here we come … 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 2, 2012
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Non-Motorized Transportation Pilot Project Summary Report Released

Yesterday was the big day, finally. After several “delivery dates” came and passed, on May 1, 2012 the FHWA finally delivered the Non-Motorized Transportation Pilot Program report (PDF). I wrote quite a bit about it at Streets.MN yesterday. Your quick … Continue reading