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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

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

walking to school

February 11, 2013
by julie
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Danish Finding: Biking or Walking to School Increases Concentration

As I continue to rant regularly about poor school location, poor school design choices, and ridiculous NIMFY shoot-downs of easy school access remediations, in comes a study from Denmark that shows that children who walk or bike to school¬†performed measurably … 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

September 14, 2012
by julie
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Infrastructure As “Human Rights?”

Yesterday, at the Pro Bike/Pro Walk Conference in Long Beach, the closing session was presented by a militant anti-car crusader, Mark Gorton. He was the founder/funder of the Streetsblog Network. Such speaker selection is pretty common — conferences of this … Continue reading