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Bikes, bicycling, and road safety.

May 3, 2014
by julie
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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


April 29, 2013
by julie

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

Bike Hazard Sign - Portland OR

March 6, 2013
by julie
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National Bike Summit 2013: Comments & More

Last week, on streets.mn, I posted a review of the recent legislative record of the League of American Bicyclists and the National Bike Summit. It led to a series of comments about the importance of having a national gathering of … Continue reading

May 2, 2012
by julie
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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 17, 2012
by julie

Cycling’s Demand Generation Problem

Bicycling. It’s neat, right? Those who do it like it. But how do you convince those who aren’t doing it to do it more? That’s the key demand generation problem facing cycling right now. And it’s a filthy thing, but … Continue reading