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Bikes, bicycling, and road safety.

September 14, 2011
by julie
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St. Paul Named a Bicycle Friendly Community

Enough about Minneapolis. Let’s talk about Saint Paul, baby. At Interbike in Las Vegas, Saint Paul, Minnesota, was named to the League of American Bicyclists’ Bicycle Friendly Community list for the first time. They check in with a Bronze designation, … Continue reading

March 11, 2011
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Trails vs. Transport: Misaligned Goals?

One comment common to many alternative transport advocates — including individuals like former Congressman James Oberstar — is that we need to push the idea that bicycles are transportation. One of the big challenges is to overcome perceptions that bicycles … Continue reading

February 2, 2011
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Engineering Less Hazardous Trail Crossings

Many novice cyclists believe bicycle trails are safer than riding on the road. The core reason for this? Cars. Unfortunately, there are a lot of reasons this is potentially misguided – from the unpredictable behavior of trail users to the … Continue reading

August 24, 2010
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St. Paul Flashback: 1998 Bicycle Routes Map

Yesterday, I posted the Chain Gang 1998 map of Minneapolis bicycle routes. The other side of this fold-up map features the equivalent for the Saint Paul side of the river. My scan accidentally cut off a wee bit of the … Continue reading

September 12, 2007
by julie

Plan Now For Winter Cycling

Fall is the right time to prepare for winter cycle-commuting. The right equipment and preparation makes it possible. Continue reading