Ride Boldly!

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

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

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September 18, 2012
by julie
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San Francisco Bike Coalition Publishes Guide to Family Biking

The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition has published a Family Biking Guide, and it’s pretty great. And it takes a bit for me to commit to that. It really addresses cycling throughout the lifecycle of becoming a family, starting with pregnancy, … 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

March 31, 2012
by julie
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Update on Safe Routes to Schools in Blaine: No Go

On March 15, the Blaine City Council voted 5-2 against a design, bid and build project to build sidewalks on 91st Avenue and Jackson Street near Westwood Middle School in Blaine. The project would have been paid for 100% by … Continue reading