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Minneapolis

April 29, 2013
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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

September 21, 2012
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Rally for the Old Cedar Bridge on Saturday 9/22/2012

Ah, the Old Cedar Bridge. A beloved and much needed link from Richfield/Bloomington to the south-of-river suburbs. Closed to all but wildcats and scofflaws in 2002, the bridge is complicated to repair or replace, because it’s in a delicate wetland, … Continue reading

May 2, 2012
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St. Paul to Discuss New Bike Boulevard May 8

Now that Jefferson Avenue has reached a conclusion and will be declared a bike boulevard after 4 years and countless shenanigans, the city of St. Paul is ready to discuss another bike boulevard. On May 8th, the Hamline Midway Coalition … 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

April 5, 2012
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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