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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

Minneapolis Traffic

February 5, 2013
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Traffic Congestion & Gas Expense for Families Up in 2012: What to Do?

Two pieces of information came out today, separately. But together, they say a lot about societal priority: The Texas A&M Transportation Institute’s 2012 Urban Mobility Report was released. In it, we learn that traffic jams in major US cities are … 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