Ride Boldly!

Bikes, bicycling, and road safety.

March 12, 2011
by julie
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True Tales of Planning Breakdowns: Blaine Lakeside Park

I’ve talked quite a bit recently about how incremental change to encourage active transportation is very much dependent on working to improve existing poor development that can’t just be blown up with a do-over. I offer today a tale from … Continue reading

March 9, 2011
by julie

Peeve: Misapplication of Data

With the Minnesota Bicycle Summit last week and the National Bike Summit this week, I have been noting a pernicious habit among cycling advocates and friends that I wish I could punch out of everyone: Quoting studies selectively or in … Continue reading

March 8, 2011
by julie
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Women & Bicycles

On this International Women’s Day, I thought I’d address one of the skeletons in the room when we discuss bicycle-friendly infrastructure and the interested-but-hesitant cyclist: A pretty good portion of that 60% is female. Data suggests that men outnumber women … Continue reading

March 4, 2011
by julie
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Cycling & Health Care Costs

At the 2011 Minnesota Bicycle Summit, Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota staff member Nick Mason cited a study done next door in Wisconsin that suggested that if residents of Madison and Milwaukee replaced just 20% of trips under 2 miles currently … Continue reading